The declaration follows the DMK authorities’s accomplishment of providing one lakh agriculture service connections in lower than a 12 months for the primary time through the fiscal 12 months 2021-22.

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Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji knowledgeable the Assembly on Tuesday that the Tamil Nadu authorities will grant 50,000 free agriculture service connections to farmers through the fiscal 12 months 2022-23.

The declaration follows the DMK authorities’s achievement of providing one lakh farm service connections  in lower than a 12 months for the primary time through the fiscal 12 months 2021-22.

“The action will not only assist to boost production but also extend the land under cultivation, leading to farmers’ welfare,” the Minister concluded the controversy on his division’s request for funding.

He acknowledged that the federal government will take efforts to develop 2,000 MW solar energy parks this fiscal 12 months as a part of a state-wide push to construct 20,000 MW photo voltaic vitality energy stations over the subsequent ten years to fulfil rising electrical energy demand. He additionally acknowledged that makes an attempt will likely be finished to determine wind photo voltaic hybrid initiatives.

Earlier, the Minister denied the opposition AIADMK’s declare that there have been common energy outages within the state, claiming the AIADMK was searching for to create the impression that there have been no energy disruptions below its tenure. In response to former AIADMK Minister P Thangamani’s accusation, he remarked, “On the contrary, there were power outages under your tenure.”

Recently, the Tamil Nadu authorities introduced that an quantity of Rs 5,157.56 crore will likely be allotted to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for the fiscal 12 months 2023 to supply free electrical energy to all farmers throughout the state.

Tamil Nadu state agriculture minister MRK Paneerselvam mentioned in a separate agri finances presentation that the state authorities has earmarked Rs 2,399 crore because the state share of premium subsidy for executing crop insurance coverage plan persistently for 2022-23.

Despite extreme budgetary constraints, the state authorities continues to assemble crop insurance coverage schemes to safeguard farmers from agricultural losses brought on by pure disasters. Due to the state authorities’s ongoing efforts, a sum of Rs 2,055 crore has been distributed to 9.26 lakh farmers as compensation for the fiscal 12 months 2020-2021.

First printed on: 27 Apr 2022, 10:30 IST



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