High-level meet tomorrow to discuss free power to farmers


High-level meet tomorrow to discuss free power to farmers

The government will be discussing the modalities of supplying free power for nine hours during day time to the agriculture sector at a high-level meeting on June 18 as per instructions of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Minister for Energy Balineni Srinivas Reddy has issued orders to the officials of the Energy Department that priority be given to reducing power tariff to ₹1.50 to aquaculture farmers and providing free power to SC, ST colonies up to 200 units.

In a teleconference on Sunday, Mr. Srinivas Reddy told the officials that the Chief Minister was committed to implementing the free power scheme to the farm sector and curbing crop losses caused by interruptions in supply to the borewells.

The Minister will review the power sector performance in Tuesday’s meeting and submit a detailed report to the Chief Minister. Read More

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