The Maharashtra executive has imposed an electrical energy surcharge of 10 paise in keeping with unit on business and business shoppers to finance its scheme to supply 25,000 sun pumps to farmers, a senior respectable mentioned Sunday.
In view of the approaching Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Meeting polls subsequent 12 months, state Power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule had not too long ago introduced that farmers can be equipped one lakh sun pumps in 3 stages between 2019 and 2021, of which 25,000 can be given within the first segment.
The Maharashtra State Electrical energy Distribution Corporate has implemented a 10 paise in keeping with unit surcharge from November 1 to gather budget for the farmers.
Arvind Singh, major secretary within the state Power division, showed the transfer.
“The full expense of the scheme is Rs 8.25 billion and for the reason that state has no assets to spend at the scheme, now we have determined to gather budget by way of making use of a surcharge on shoppers,” Singh mentioned.
He added that energy shoppers, comprising business and business customers and apart from residential customers, must pay an extra 10 paise in keeping with unit to the whole intake of per thirty days electrical energy gadgets.
“We think to gather Rs 90 crore per 30 days via this surcharge,” Singh mentioned.
Within the first segment, the federal government will supply sun pumps having a capability of 3-Five horsepower (hp) to farmers.
An respectable from the Energy ministry mentioned the cost of a three hp pump running on Exchange Present (AC) and Direct Present (DC) provide used to be Rs 2.40 lakh and Rs 2.55 lakh respectively.
The price of a Five hp AC pump is Rs 3.25 lakh while the cost of Five hp DC pump is Rs 385,000.
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