Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot approves draft ‘Kisan Mitra Energy Yojana’

Ashok Gehlot said, 60 percent of the electricity bill will be payable on a pro-rata basis, subject to a maximum of one thousand rupees per month

Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot has approved the draft of ‘Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Yojana’ 2021.

Under this scheme, the state government will give a grant of one thousand rupees per month to metered agricultural consumers on electricity bills and a maximum of 12 thousand rupees per annum.

“The draft of ‘Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Energy Yojana’ has been approved. Under this scheme, the state government will give a grant of one thousand rupees per month and maximum 12 thousand rupees per year on electricity bills to the metered agricultural consumers,” the chief minister tweeted, adding, “This will bring a financial burden of one thousand 450 crores per annum.”

“Consumers will start getting benefits of the scheme from May 2021. Under this, electricity bills will be issued by the Electricity Distribution Corporations to the eligible agricultural consumers on the basis of bi-monthly billing system,” he said.

He further added, “60 percent of the electricity bill will be payable on a pro-rata basis, subject to a maximum of one thousand rupees per month.”

However, Central and state government employees and income tax payers will not be eligible for the agricultural consumer subsidy amount.

It is noteworthy to mention that in the budget of the year 2021-22, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot gave a grant of one thousand rupees per month to the general category rural agricultural consumers whose bills are coming from metering and maximum 12 thousand rupees per year.

The amount was announced in compliance with the budget announcement of the Chief Minister, a provision of Rs 750 crore included in the tariff subsidy item in the income-expenditure estimates for the year 2021-22 for transfer of grant funds by the Electricity Distribution Corporations.

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