44,000 Agriculture Pump (Tube Well) Connections to Farmers in Haryana

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Haryana govt. to provide 44,000 agriculture pump (tube well) connections to farmers including 25,000 agricultural pumpset connections for small farmers & 15,000 solar pumpset connections, applications b/w 1 January 2014 & 31 December 2018 will be considered

Dated: December 28, 2018 | Updated On: January 4, 2019 | By: Karan Chhabra | |

Haryana government has decided to provide 44,000 agriculture pump connections to farmers in the next 6 months. All the farmers whose tube well connections are pending since 1 January 2014 will be issued agricultural pump connections. The state govt. will issue demand notices for all the pending tube well connections by 31 March 2019.

The state govt. has set a target to issue 50,000 new solar energy connections in the state and out of this, tenders have been floated already for 15,000 connections. Usage of solar energy in tube wells reduces the entire power connection by about 30%.

Around 468 agricultural tube wells under the Vayama Feeder of Karnal block and Saspur Feeder of Yamunanagar block would run on solar energy at an estimated cost of about Rs 25 crore.

Haryana Agricultural Pump (Tube Well) Connections for Farmers

A total number of 44,000 agricultural pumpsets connections would be issued to the farmers. Out of this, there are around 25,000 connections for small farmers and 15,000 solar pump connections. The state govt. is going to provide alternatives to the poor farmers to avail solar pump connections. As per the announcement for the CM Manohar Lal Khattar, the state govt. of Haryana will soon send demand notices to the applicants.

All the applicant farmers needs to pay some fixed amount, after which the tube well connections would be issued to the farmers directly. Only those applicants, whose applications are pending since 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018 will get these agriculture pump connections.

Govt. will also install around 10 lakh smart electricity meters by DISCOMS. In the 1st phase, smart meters would be installed in Karnal and Gurgaon districts and the work of installation of 10,000 such meters have already been started in Panipat. Govt. aims to provide electricity in each house under Ujala Yojana till 31 March 2019.

CM said that under the ‘Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon’ scheme, around 610 feeders covering 2,870 villages are getting 24 hours power supply. Under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), govt. sanctions Rs. 390.59 crore to improve power system of 47 towns. Moreover, govt. will raise the capacity of new 33 KV sub-stations, 11 KV feeders, distribution transformers and existing transformers.

For the first time in the state, all the 4 power companies have emerged from losses and have earned profit. In 2017-18, UHBVN earns a profit of Rs. 278 crore and DHBVN earns profit of Rs. 134 crore. Thus the total earned profits of these 2 companies is Rs. 412 crore. To ensure welfare of farmers, the power tariff has been reduced to almost half (50%). This reduction has considerably resulted in reducing the electricity bills of domestic consumers.

There were a total number of 54,08,722 electricity connections in Haryana in FY 2014. The state govt. has issued 10,87,835 new connections during the last 4 years. Out of these, around 4,48,588 connections were given to un-electrified households in the rural area.

As the Assembly elections (scheduled in Oct 2019) and Lok Sabha elections (scheduled in May 2019) dates are coming, so the state govt. wants to lure farmers.

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