The state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan approved the Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018 (Power Bill Waiver Scheme) which is expected to benefit about 77 lakh people of the state.
With an aim to promote use of solar power among farmers, the government is all set to launch Rs 1.4 crore KUSUM scheme next month. “The KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan) will be implemented in July.
The government will provide 2.75 million solar pumps to farmers under the first phase of the Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme, to be launched by July 2018.
On April 29, the Narendra Modi government electrified all 5,97,464 villages. As more than 3.1 crore rural households still remain unconnected, the next target is to provide electricity connection to every single household in the country by year-end, three months ahead of the initial deadline.
The Punjab Farmers’ Commission has proposed restricting the state’s power subsidy to non-income tax-paying farmers in its draft Punjab State Farmers’ Policy. The objective is to stop giving subsidy to those farmers who have other sources of income.
Electricity generating firms would now be able to sell power without binding pacts, as the Union government on Monday allowed procurement of power for three years under medium term from generators with commissioned projects but without Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
With no respite over surging fuel prices, junior Union finance ministerShiv Pratap Shukla on Wednesday said that his government was ready to bring petroleum products under the ambit of single tax regime — GST — to pass on the relief to users.
The Narendra Modi government and the World Bank on Thursday signed a signed a $500 million (Rs 3,375 crore) loan agreement to provide additional funding to flagship Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, which aims to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages.
The Narendra Modi government will match the 67-year record of previous governments by providing liquified petroleum gas (LPG) connections to 130 million families in five years of its tenure, petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the Indian community in Jakarta. We are all proud of the manner in which the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself in Indonesia, says PM Modi.