Rajasthan government has approved the draft of Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Urja Yojana on 9 June 2021. In this Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Energy Scheme, the state govt. will provide grant of Rs. 1,000 per month to all the agri consumers. Govt. will give benefit of maximum Rs. 12,000 per year on electricity bills of metered agricultural consumers. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the CM Kisan Mitra Energy Scheme.
What is Rajasthan Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Urja Yojana 2021
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved the draft of Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Energy Yojana. Under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Urja Yojana, govt. will give Rs. 1000 p.m or 12000 p.a on electricity bills to metered agricultural consumers. This मुख्यमंत्री किसान मित्र ऊर्जा योजना (MKMUY scheme) will cost the state exchequer Rs. 450 crore. The benefit of this scheme will start from May 2021.
Incentives on Electricity Bills under CM Kisan Mitra Energy Scheme
Under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Urja Yojana, electricity bills will be issued by the DISCOMS to the eligible agricultural consumers on the basis of bi-monthly billing system. Around 60% of the bill amount would be payable on a pro-rata basis by the government, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1,000 per month. Central and state government employees and income tax payers will not be eligible for agricultural consumer subsidy.
How to Avail Assistance under Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Energy Scheme
All the eligible consumers will have to get their Aadhaar number and bank account linked with the MMKEY. The grant amount will be payable only if the electricity distribution companies do not have arrears against the consumer. After paying the arrears, the subsidy amount will be payable to the consumer on the upcoming bills. The outstanding bill amount before the month of implementation of the scheme will not be adjusted in the grant.
If a farmer consumes less electricity and his bill is less than Rs. 1,000, then the difference between the actual bill and the grant amount will be deposited in his bank account. This Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Urja Yojana 2021 will encourage farmers to save electricity.