To take advantage of the scheme, eligible consumers will have to get their Aadhaar and bank account linked with the scheme.
Good news for farmers: The Gehlot government of Rajasthan is going to give a big relief to the farmers. The state government will give a grant of one thousand rupees per month to agricultural electricity consumers on electricity bills. Income tax paying agricultural electricity consumers have been kept out of the purview of this scheme.
Jaipur. In Rajasthan, the Gehlot government will give a grant of one thousand rupees every month on agricultural electricity connections. All the preparations have been done for it. CM Ashok Gehlot has approved the draft of ‘Chief Minister Kisan Mitra Energy Scheme’. Under the scheme, metered agricultural consumers will be given a grant of one thousand rupees every month and maximum 12 thousand rupees annually on electricity bills.
By implementing this scheme, the financial burden of Rs 1450 crore will come on the state government every year. CM Ashok Gehlot made this important announcement in the budget of 2021-22. General category rural agricultural consumers whose bill is coming from metering will be able to get the benefit of this scheme.
Benefits will be available from the month of May
Farmers will start getting the benefit of this scheme from last month i.e. from May 2021. Under the scheme, electricity distribution corporations will issue bills to eligible consumers on the basis of bi-monthly billing system. 60 percent thereof or a maximum of one thousand rupees will be payable every month. Central and state government employees as well as income tax payers agricultural consumers have been kept out of the purview of this scheme.You will get the benefit of this scheme
To take advantage of the scheme, eligible consumers will have to get their Aadhaar and bank account linked with the scheme. To take advantage of the scheme, it is also necessary that the consumer should not have dues of the electricity corporations. After paying the dues, the subsidy amount will be given to the consumer on the next electricity bill. If a farmer consumes less electricity and his bill comes less than one thousand rupees, then the remaining amount out of the grant amount will be deposited in his bank account. By doing this, farmers will be motivated to save electricity.