According to PSPCL data, Bhikhiwind division tops the state with 81 per cent loss on urban pattern supply (UPS) feeders, followed by Patti in the same area, where losses on UPS feeders is at 71 per cent.
The Ghaggar river overflowed in Patiala, Moga, Mansa, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Faridkot and Bathinda following heavy torrential rainfall, officials said. Residents along the river have been alerted, they said.
Retailers have increased prices of all vegetables irrespective of the fact that the vegetables with them had already been purchased at low prices. Vegetable fields were submerged under over 3 ft water.
The saffron party is said to 23 lakh members currently in Punjab with its ally the Shiromani Akali Dal eyeing 50 lakh members, including the existing ones. The allies have separately launched their membership campaigns.
To protest against unscheduled power cuts, Ludhiana residents had distributed handheld fans last week near Dholewal Chowk. Industries too are facing unscheduled power cuts of at least one and a half hours.
As per the Punjab government’s records, a total of 1.57 lakh acres of shamlat land are available for cultivation purposes in the state, out of which a third — just under 53,000 acres — is given on annual lease to Dalits.