Haryana agricultural sector to get 10 hours of electricity every day from Nov 1: Manohar Lal Khattar

By: |
New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2017 4:27:45 PM

In a bid to boost agriculture, Haryana chief minister Manoharlal Khattar has announced that from November 1 the farm sector in the state will get 10 hours of electricity every day.

Haryana chief minister Manoharlal Khattar. (IE)

In a bid to boost agriculture, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that from November 1 the farm sector in the state will get 10 hours of electricity every day. The chief minister said that Haryana’s Faridabad district will also start getting 24-hour electricity supply. Taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter, the chief minister wrote: “Faridabad rural has become the fourth district in the state to start getting 24-hour electricity supply in the rural areas.” The announcements came during the closing ceremony of the year-long ‘Swarna Jayanti’ celebrations of the state at Mahabir Stadium yesterday.

Earlier in August, the chief minister said that electricity losses in the state have reduced from 30 to 25 percent as a result of the initiatives being taken by the government under the ‘mhara gaon jagmag gaon’ (Our village, illuminated village) scheme. The scheme was announced to make the power discoms in the state profitable and to provide adequate electricity to the people.

In the past, the chief minister had said that Haryana is a power surplus state yet in summers the load increases with growing demand and the present infrastructure finds it difficult to meet the increasing load. “Therefore, the state government is also formulating a policy to strengthen the existing infrastructure,” Khattar added.

To recover the pending electricity dues, Khattar had earlier, launched Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme 2017. Under this scheme, consumers whose electricity bills are outstanding and who have not been able to avail the benefit of the earlier surcharge waiver scheme, are being given another opportunity to pay their outstanding dues.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1BJP leader files PIL in Supreme Court, seeks minority tag for Hindus in eight states
2Tejashwi Yadav calls prohibition a farce, JD(U) hits back
3PM Narendra Modi wishes five states on their foundation day