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- Farmers Will Be Able To Install Their Own Transformer And Power Line For Permanent Connection.
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- Chief Minister Krishak Mitra Yojana: The scheme will run for two years, was closed earlier
Due to the presence of transformers and power lines away from the fields, the problem of farmers spending huge amounts of money laying bundles of wires during Rabi season will now end. With the resumption of Mukhyamantri Krishak Mitra Yojana after 3 years, farmers will be able to lay their own transformer and 11 KV power line on their fields to get a permanent connection. A farmer or group will also get benefit. According to the estimate, 50 percent of the amount will be borne by the farmers and 50 percent by the government. The scheme was launched virtually on Wednesday at Naugaon Electricity Office premises.
In this, one or more group of farmers will be provided the facility of transformer and 11 KV power line for permanent pump connection of three horse power or more capacity. The Energy Department has fixed the distance of the transformer at 200 meters in the scheme, but through the application of the farmers’ group, it will be possible to take it to the maximum distance. The benefit of the scheme will be that farmers will be able to irrigate their crops by installing transformers in their fields.
Provisions have been made in the plan that once the line is laid and the transformer is installed, the maintenance will be done by the power company. The initial period of the scheme has been fixed for 2 years. Farmers including Rajendra Sharma, Ganesh Patel, Mahesh Thakur, Mohan Patidar, Devchand Bordia of Farmers Union participated in the program held in Naugaon. After watching the CM’s program virtually, took information regarding the scheme from Executive Engineer Sunil Kumar Singh. The welcome speech was given by Prem Rawal. Operation was done by Section Officer Kishore Jain.
1.39 lakh permanent connection farmers in the district:
There are 125 grids in the district and 33/11 KV lines covering 1756 km and 34 distribution centers. There are 1 lakh 39 thousand 680 farmers with permanent connections, who get 10 hours of electricity for irrigation. 64030 farmers deposit the bills, under the government scheme, 75650 farmers of ST-SC category having less than one hectare are given free electricity.