The Rajasthan government has always been successful in granting wishes to farmers and BPL families. The state government has announced free domestic power connections to 7.60 lakh families, including 2.25 lakh BPL families. Recently, the Rajasthan government had also recently waived off farm loans. Rajasthan government announces free power
It will be under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Scheme that the government will be providing free connections to over 15 lakh families will benefit from this move in Rajasthan.
Not only this, the remaining 8.6 lakh families will be covered under the Saubhagya Scheme, the same scheme under which families covered under the Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 will be given free connections.
Those families who have not been covered in the Saubhagya Scheme and Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Scheme will receive connections at Rs 500 in 10 installments.
Ashwani Kumar Bohra, executive engineer at Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Scheme in Barmer said, “Earlier, we used to charge Rs 3,700 from each beneficiary, now we have got the direction to provide free connections under both schemes.”
As many as 213456 beneficiaries have been identified in Barmer district for electrification under these schemes, Bohra said. Families excluded from Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 will be given connections at Rs 500 in 10 installments, he added.
Demand notices have been issued to 152727 applicants till date. More than 60717 of these have deposited Rs 3,700. Those who have deposited the amount post-October 20 last year, will be refunded by adjusting the amount with their electricity bills. Rajasthan government announces free power
Out of 60717 applicants who have deposited the amount post-October, 28059 of them have applied under ‘Mukhya Mantri Sabke Ki Liye Vidhyut Yojna’ in 2013, Bohra added. However, they will not be able to claim benefits from the announcement as they had deposited the amount before October 20 last year. Rajasthan government announces free power
Taking relentless steps to transform Rajasthan into a Dream State, the state government is also working on a comprehensive strategy to maintain and sustain foreign tourist arrivals. Moreover, travel mart Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) is also expected to bolster the process. Rajasthan government announces free power