The state government of Tamil Nadu has launched Tatkal scheme across the state. Under one lakh free power connection scheme, the state government will provide electricity connections absolutely free of cost to the farmers. The benefit of the scheme is only for those farmers who are willing to adopt agriculture service connection as per terms and condition in the scheme. The government will provide them free of cost agriculture electricity connection.
Under Tatkal Scheme, the state government will provide power connection to the farmers who are willing to pay the amount of power motors. As per the released notification, the government has already distributed many connections to the farmers and now the government has fixed the target to distribute over 1,00,000 connections.
Launch of One Lakh Free Power Connection Scheme
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin rolled out the one lakh farm electricity connection scheme on 23 September 2021 and slammed the previous AIADMK regime for ruining the state-run electricity corporation. Marking the launch of the Rs. 3,025 crore scheme, Stalin distributed orders for providing electricity connections – for pumpsets – to 10 farmers in a function held at the Anna Centenary Library auditorium.
The one lakh farm connection scheme would be useful for generations after generations. Since farmers will be benefitted, they will be producing food not only for them but for the people of the whole state. One Lakh Free Power Connection Scheme was recently announced in the State Assembly during the demand for grants (2021-22) for Energy Department.
Need for One Lakh Free Farm Connection Scheme
CM MK Stalin mentioned that during the AIADMK regime, in the past 10 years, only approximately 2 lakh power connections were provided. While in around 4 months after assuming office in May 2021, his government is now providing 1 lakh connections. CM mentioned that there is no government like DMK elsewhere in India that is so quick. CM even cited a resolution recently adopted in the Tamil Nadu Assembly against the three farm laws of the Union government. “Farmers will for sure not forget this.”
Listing initiatives taken up during the tenure of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi like those related to the Cauvery issue, waiver of Rs. 7,000 crore farm loans (cooperative banks), providing land to landless farm labourers and free electricity to farmers, Stalin said the launch of one lakh electricity connections to farmers is the new addition.
Challenges in Implementation of One Lakh Free Electricity Connection Scheme
One must not think that the government-run electricity entity is flourishing as one lakh connections were being provided and a majority of them at free of cost, CM said. He even alleged that the electricity corporation was ruined during the previous AIADMK regime. The state-owned Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) is the holding company and it has two subsidiaries, the TN Generation and Distribution Corporation and Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation.
“This is the achievement of the AIADMK government (2011-21). The electricity board has Rs 1.59 lakh crore debt and it has to pay Rs. 16,000 crore a year as interest.” CM alleged that AIADMK govt. purchased power at a very high cost and discrepancies in actual, on hand coal stock and the quantity recorded in registers in thermal power stations reflected irregularities. A mere “53 Megawatt was the installed capacity” during the previous AIADMK regime as its schemes for 1,481 MW installed capacity during its period comprised projects for 1,428 MW planned during the DMK regime (2006-11), he said.
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MK Stalin Govt Working on Power Generation / Maintenance Projects
CM MK Stalin said his government has taken all steps to turn around the state-run electricity entities and listed initiatives like new power generation projects and expeditious maintenance work. Project work has commenced to generate 17,980 MW during the next ten years and projects -already in planning stage- were being expedited. For the first time in the state, a Solar Power Park would be set up in Tiruvarur, and recently, TANGEDCO has inked a pact with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency for developing renewable energy projects and for raising the requisite funding of Rs. 1,32,500 crore, CM said.
The one-lakh power connection scheme for farmers, that has been launched now, has sole aim of increasing farm production, he said, adding, “let this be the foundation for Tamil Nadu’s agriculture revolution and let this (scheme) help increase area of cultivation.” He urged the beneficiaries to use power only for necessity as electricity generation is highly expensive.
Tamilnadu Tatkal Scheme for Free Power Connection to Farmers (Earlier Update)
Under the scheme, the farmer of the state will have to pay an amount as follows:-
- Rs. 2.5 lakh for a 7.5 HP motor
- Rs. 3 lakh for a 10 HP motor
- Rs. 4 lakh for 15 HP motor.
The farmer who will buy any motor according to above description will get free agriculture electricity connection by Tamil Nadu government. Moreover, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) which is a nodal agency has received about 20,000 application forms from farmers to take power connection under TN Tatkal Scheme. In addition, the board has provide about 3,500 connection for the farmers in the state.
Download TN Tatkal Scheme Application Form PDF
The farmer has to fill an application form to get the free power connection. The farmer can get the application form by visiting on www.tangedco.gov.in. The farmers can also download Tatkal Scheme application form by clicking on the link here – https://www.tangedco.gov.in/linkpdf/Agri%20-Form.pdf
This application form is available in PDF format with attached the guidelines of the scheme. Below is given the screenshot of the application form.
The application form fees for the registration of Tatkal Scheme is Rs. 50/- which is to be paid at the time of application submission to executive engineer / operation and maintenance office of the jurisdiction concerned.
More details about the scheme are available on the official website at https://www.tangedco.gov.in/
24 thoughts on “Tamil Nadu Tatkal Scheme Application Form PDF – Free Power Connection for Farmers”
I applied electrical connection for my garden by 2007 every time I check in EB office the answer is not approved!
how can I get power supply to my garden?
My tneb application no missed
I have applied before 10 yrs
Mobile no also missed
How to find out
we have paid for tatkal scheme in november month 2020 till now connection has not given ,…what is the procedure to speed up the process and whom to we need to raise a concern about it.
iam also paid to tatkal scheme 2.75 laks at september -2020 but now december 2021 no any respose please whom is raise this compliant pls give some suggestion
Now May 2022 – Did you get the connection after paying 2.75 Laks? I am planning to apply for new connection paying 2.5laks – But want to know your experience / advice before paying. Thank you
When TNEB going to be start to accept new application for getting tatkal connection service ?
now available tatkal scheme in tneb agricultural service?
Is it possible to register now to purchase a new electrical connection for agriculture in Tatkal system?
Which are the parts considered as ‘river bed area’. Please tell whether a non river bed area lake can be can be considered as river bed land
Any Chances for the scheme is extented.
I would like you know the procedure for applying Widow EB agri connection in tamilnadu
I have a connection since 1979 got by my father which was disconnected for some reason. At present can we restore the connection and I know the service no. Is it possible?
Yes. You resume the service in the same place.
Tatkal Scheme Free Power Connection,is it available now ?
NOW AVAILABLE THIS SCHEME….?
can i apply to this scheme i have only 53cent of land in tiruvallure district
how to avail this service
this scheme is available now
Is the scheme available now
Sir, how to find out the status of my 4-months old Tatkal application? So far nothing has happened. Please advise. Thanks
Tatkal eb connection
When come to tatkal eb connection