Adityanath Promises 24 Hour Power in District Headquarters, 18 Hour in Rural Areas

Adityanath Promises 24 Hour Power in District Headquarters, 18 Hour in Rural Areas

Since few months UP has undergone various changes in terms of development in the state. And there seems no comma or pause in the speed of the work by the new Govt. After the first Cabinet meeting last week Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday had his second Cabinet meeting in Lucknow where several important decisions were made, especially looking to the issue of Electricity, Roads and Farmers in the State.

In the first Cabinet meeting Adityanath’s government approved the farm loan waiver scheme, which is suppose to benefit around 2.15 crore small and marginalised farmers in the state.

The decision made in the second Cabinet meetings are-

  • The potato produced would be bought at Rs 487 per quintal and the state government will purchase one lakh metric tonnes of potato from the farmers.
  • Strict instruction has been given to the sugar mills to clear the old dues within the span of four months to the sugarcane farmers. Also the current dues must be paid within two weeks and if not done on time the government will take action against the mill owners.
  • The government will sign a deal on April 14 to provide electricity to all the citizens in the state. According to the plan 18 hours of electricity will be provided in rural areas while all the cities in the state will get 24 hours of electricity. Not only this, it is also decided that farmers, who have to pay electricity bills for Rs 10,000 or more can pay in four instalments.
  • Proposal of Rs 4,000 crore to make around 18,000 km of pothole-free roads in the state by June 15, 2017 has also been approved.

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and the UP Govt have teamed up to set the state free from the electricity problem as soon as possible. A deadline by September 2018-October 2018 has been set to fulfil the commitment. Earlier 72 hours timeline was given to the Power Corporations to change the malfunctioning transformer which has now been changed to 48 hours in rural areas and 24 hours in the Urban.