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Happy News Tamilnadu Farmers gets free 13,000 MU power during Kuruvai


TANGEDCO is all set to supply at least 13,000 million units to 21.40 lakh agriculture-related connections as the Kuruvai Season is set to begin. Though direct benefit transfer to farmers was one of the conditions for the discom to get funds from Rural Electrification Corporation REC and power finance corporation (PFC) as part of the 90,000 Crore package, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to allow Tangedco to supply free power to the farmer this year.

Tangedco sources said 1.68 lakh farm connections were added under the AIADMK regime from 2011 to January 2020 and even after these 4 lakh applications are pending with Tangedco for free connections. Each day, not less than 1500MW to 2000MW will be used by farmers while evening. Almost for all agri connections, the power will be available in all three phases so that they will able to draw water using the motors.

Recently the government issued an order allowing the farmers to increase their motor capacity up to 15 horsepower. There is also no separate feeder line to know the actual consumption of power by farmers. Based on the increase in demand and consumption between May and September, we calculated that the total consumption by farmer consumption will be 13,000 MU was informed by officials.

For Tangedco, the kuruvai season is also the wind season. Farmers mostly draw power in the evening and wind power generation also starts from 6 pm and thus it is only the wind power that is being supplied to the farmers. Subsidy for free power for farmers, including those under the self-finance scheme, which was Rs292 crore in 2011 has increased to Rs4,172 crore in 2019-20.

TANGEDCO is all set to supply at least 13,000 million units to 21.40 lakh agriculture-related connections as the Kuruvai Season is set to begin. Though direct benefit transfer to farmers was one of the conditions for the discom to get funds from Rural Electrification Corporation REC and power finance corporation (PFC) as part of the 90,000 Crore package, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to allow Tangedco to supply free power to the farmer this year.

 

Tangedco sources said 1.68 lakh farm connections were added under the AIADMK regime from 2011 to January 2020 and even after these 4 lakh applications are pending with Tangedco for free connections. Each day, not less than 1500MW to 2000MW will be used by farmers while evening. Almost for all agri connections, the power will be available in all three phases so that they will able to draw water using the motors.

Recently the government issued an order allowing the farmers to increase their motor capacity up to 15 horsepower. There is also no separate feeder line to know the actual consumption of power by farmers. Based on the increase in demand and consumption between May and September, we calculated that the total consumption by farmer consumption will be 13,000 MU was informed by officials.

For Tangedco, the kuruvai season is also the wind season. Farmers mostly draw power in the evening and wind power generation also starts from 6 pm and thus it is only the wind power that is being supplied to the farmers. Subsidy for free power for farmers, including those under the self-finance scheme, which was Rs292 crore in 2011 has increased to Rs4,172 crore in 2019-20.

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