The Himachal Pradesh Government to provide free electricity to farmers
The Himachal Pradesh government has announced that it will provide free electricity to farmers in the state. The scheme will come into effect from April 1, 2024.
Under the scheme, all farmers in Himachal Pradesh will be entitled to receive up to 125 units of electricity free of cost every month. The scheme will benefit over 8 lakh farmers in the state.
The government has said that the scheme will help to reduce the financial burden on farmers and boost agricultural production. The scheme is also expected to create jobs and boost the rural economy.
The Himachal Pradesh government has allocated ₹1,000 crore for the implementation of the scheme in the financial year 2024-25.
The scheme is a welcome development for farmers in Himachal Pradesh. It will help to reduce their costs and improve their incomes. The scheme is also expected to have a positive impact on the agricultural sector and the rural economy.
The Himachal Pradesh government is the first state government in India to announce a scheme to provide free electricity to farmers. The scheme is likely to be followed by other state governments in the country.
The provision of free electricity to farmers is a positive development. It will help to improve the livelihoods of farmers and boost the agricultural sector.