Rajasthan Free Electricity Scheme 2018 – The Rajasthan Government has come up with a new Free Electricity scheme in the state. The name of this scheme is “Rajasthan Free Electricity Scheme 2018”. The state government has launched this scheme in order to provide free power supply upto Rs. 10,000 for one year to the farmers of the rural areas having the general category connection. With the help of this free electricity scheme, the state government will help in raising the financial status of the farmers and will be applicable for rural farmers from November 2018 billing month.
Rajasthan Free Electricity Scheme
The Rajasthan Government will enable farmers to get free electricity to some extent for irrigation purpose and would be a major boost towards realizing the PM Modi’s vision O “Doubling Farmers income by 2022”.
Free Electricity Scheme in Rajasthan for Rural Farmers
Under this Free Electricity Scheme, the state government will provide free electricity supply to the rural farmers of the state having a general electricity connection. However, this free electricity supply will be given to the farmers for a specific limit. According to the official statement, the state government will provide free power supply to around 12 lakh farmers upto Rs. 10,000 per year on their agriculture electricity connections. This new scheme would be effective from this November 2018 billing month for rural farmers.
Under Rajasthan Free Electricity scheme, the farmers of the state would have to pay their electricity bills at first. After that, a maximum amount of Rs. 833 for each month would be deposited in their bank accounts. The benefits of this scheme would be provided in the form of grants through direct benefit transfer (DBT).
Apart from this, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has also announced that state government was working on “Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP)” for providing water for drinking and irrigation purposes to the 13 districts in eastern Rajasthan with an outlay of Rs. 37,000 crore. The Energy Department of the state has issued orders to power distribution companies in Jaipur, Ajmer and Jodhpur.