Free Power Supply To Farmers

Chief Minister M Okay Stalin stated on Saturday that the Tamil Nadu authorities made a document by delivering one lakh free electrical energy connections to farmers in lower than a yr and making certain the involvement of an equal variety of ryots in bettering the state’s agriculture prospects.

He described it as “a very huge achievement” in such a brief time period, claiming that it vastly outperformed the AIADMK’s decade-long rule. “This has been made possible thanks to the efforts of Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji, TANGEDCO (state-owned power company) officials and personnel, and farmers,” the Chief Minister remarked in a video convention with them.

“When energy Minister V Senthil Balaji proposed to deliver one lakh free power connections to farmers in a year, many questioned if the goal could be met. Even I had my doubts. However, the Minister has demonstrated that he is capable of meeting the goal” CM Said.

He launched the initiative on September 23, final yr, after saying that he would offer one lakh new connections to farmers. On that day, he gave sanction orders to 10 farmers. In lower than a yr, the federal government had achieved the objective. “Not only will the action benefit one lakh farmer households, but it would also help the agrarian development. The achievement is tremendous when regarded in this way “Stalin stated.

Farmers needed to pay for the electrical energy they used till 1990. At the time, there have been 12,09,543 connections. M Karunanidhi, the previous Chief Minister stated that he would supply free electrical energy connections to farmers to spice up agricultural output and promote farmers’ well-being. Between 2001 and 2006, the federal government gave round 1,62,479 connections. However, the then DMK authorities supplied 2,09,910 connections between 2006 and 2011, with 77,158 connections granted to farmers within the 2010-2011 fiscal yr alone, in line with the Chief Minister.

However, throughout its ten years in cost, the AIADMK administration solely managed to safe 2,21,579 connections between 2011 and 21. “That is, just 22,100 connections were made per year on average. Those who applied were not given any new connections “Stalin stated.

“Launching a scheme is not an achievement, but ensuring that the benefits reach the intended beneficiaries is. Despite the epidemic and the northeast monsoon’s hardships, the links were up and running by March “he said.

As a consequence, the variety of farmers receiving free energy connections jumped to 22.80 lakhs from 21.80 lakhs, bringing the full acreage underneath cultivation to 2,13,107 acres, he stated.



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