Power minister asks states to supply 24×7 power barring agricultural consumers


Power minister asks states to supply 24×7 power barring agricultural consumers

Power minister R K Singh has asked states to supply 24×7 power to all households barring agricultural consumers starting April this year.

The minister said that distribution companies will be exempt from supplying 24×7 electricity to agriculture customers. As per 24×7 agreements signed with the Centre, discoms are obligated to supply round the clock electricity while the draft tariff policy provides for penalising the firms for load shedding.

“We need to ensure that we live up to the agreement which we signed. Starting April 1, we expect discoms to supply power 24×7. Agriculture consumers will be exempt,” he said at the inauguration of two day meet with state power ministers.

“We will hold you accountable for supplying 24×7 power to all households barring agriculture consumers, where 8-10 hours of power supply is sufficient, as we also have the need to conserve ground water Read More

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