Free electricity to farmers in UPAn announcement has been made to provide free electricity to the farmer citizens through the Uttar Pradesh government. To give the benefit of free electricity to the farmers, this has been introduced through the UP government in its manifesto. This announcement has been made by the Yogi government to provide free electricity facility to the farmers for irrigation. So that farmers do not face any drawback to get water to their fields. An further annual burden of Rs 2200 crore is estimated for the operation of this scheme. To fulfill the promise, the government will give this quantity to the Power Corporation in the form of subsidy.
When and how will farmers get free electricity in UP
Before the meeting elections, it has been introduced by the Yogi government in its manifesto that farmers will be offered free electricity for irrigation. The BJP government, which acquired an absolute majority in the 2022 meeting elections, has once once more come to energy. Now soon farmer citizens This scheme will be carried out for irrigation system. As soon as this scheme is carried out in the state, Uttar Pradesh will become the sixth state in the nation where free electricity facility will be offered to the farmers. This Yogi government is an important initiative to provide better amenities to the farmers in irrigation.
Uttar Pradesh Free Electricity
To make home electricity charges cheaper State Electricity Consumer Council Chairman Awadhesh Kumar Verma said that the council will elevate the demand of customers to make electricity cheaper. In UP, the electricity of unmetered farmers is Rs 170 per horse energy in rural space and Rs 70 per horse energy of rural meter. With this, the power cost is Rs 2 per unit. A complete of 13 lakh 16 thousand 399 electricity customers are of tubewells in the state.
free of cost The subsidy burden for electricity will be more than 13 thousand crores
Yogi government is already giving subsidy of about 11 thousand crore rupees yearly. On implementing Free Bijali Yojana, the subsidy will improve to more than 13 thousand crores. The present standing of Power Corporation is that it is in loss of about Rs.95 thousand crores. There are about three crore 6 lakh electricity customers in the state. Out of which 13.16 lakh tubewell customers are farmers.