Chief Minister ofRajasthan Vasundhara Raje has announced free electricity for farmers up to Rs.10,000, hours before the Election Commission announced schedule for upcoming Assembly elections in the state. The free electricity scheme will be effective from November 2018 billing month for general category rural farmers.
Free Electricity Scheme for Rajasthan Frmers
CM Vansundhara Raje made the announcement in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a public meeting in Ajmer. According to the announcement more than 12 lakh farmers of the state will receive free electricity up to Rs.10,000/- for a year on their agricultural electricity connection.
This benfit will be available in the form of grants through Direct Benefit transfer(DBT) confirmed officials of the Rajasthan Energy Department.The farmers will have to ay the bill 1st after wich a maximum amount of Rs.833 per month sall be deposited in their bank accounts explained the officials.The Energy Department has already issued orders to the power distribution companies in Jaipur, Ajmer and Jadhpur.
Meanwhile former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has flayed CM Vansundhara Raje for her bid to “lure” farmers saying she is reminded of their issues when it is time for her “vidai”. CM Vansundhara Raje announced free electricity for farmers only after the congress announced to give free power to farmers at “Charbhuja Kishan Sammelan”, he claimed.
What`s the meaning of making this announcement an hours before the implementation of code of conduct by this outgoing government? Gehlot asked, adding: “Why she did not give free electricity to farmers in her 5 year tenure?” He said its five year tenure the BJP government increased the electricity tariff three times and despite, it failed to provide sufficient power to them.