Jalandhar: Even after meeting and getting multiple assurances from Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, Sangeeta Deol is running from pillar to post in getting tubewell connection for her farm. It was on September 17, 2012 that ‘wheel-chair’ bound Sangeeta, was invited by CM Badal to Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh, where she was honoured and promised tubewell connection. However, four years have passed and tubewell connection is nowhere near sight.
Popularly known as ‘Bee farming Queen’, due to her successful stint as a large scale ‘bee keeper’, Deol recently met CM Badal on May 25, again at Uggi village during Sangat Darshan programme where CM once again assured Deol that official process for providing ‘tubewell connection’ will be done soon. Talking to Daily Post, Deol said that after meeting CM, she forwarded an application to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on May 31 but no development has taken place till yet. “Due to polio related disability factor, I can’t travel much.
All these years, I kept approaching officials in different government offices but to no avail. Now, I would be meeting Deputy Commissioner, KK Yadav on Monday in this regard again”, said Deol. Deol highlighted that as she has now shifted from bee farming and a tubewell connection is a must to irrigate fields. “My flourishing bee-keeping business witnessed a setback some years ago, following mounting debt to keep the business afloat. Currently, I am looking forward to progressive farming,” added deol. Deol further shared that neither district administration nor PSPCL officials have responded to her application till date. It is pertinent to mention here that Deol carved a niche for herself in bee keeping business and earned the title of ‘Bee farming Queen’.
At one point of time, Deol remained a member of Punjab Bee Keepers Board and was the among the country’s first entrants in honey production. Gradually, she also ventured into poultry and mushroom farming. Deol was awarded with State Leading Bee Farm, Special award in Diversification from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, and Maximum Production in Honey in Punjab.
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