UP: Free electricity connection to over 1.38 crore houses, claims Yogi government

Lucknow, 30 October: The Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh claimed that the villages in the state which did not have electricity for years were illuminated by the BJP government in four years.

The state government not only provided electricity but also ensured the supply of electricity in rural areas as per the fixed roster. The roster of power supply for 18 to 22 hours in rural areas and 24 hours in cities has been grounded.

A spokesperson of the state government said that under the Saubhagya scheme, the Yogi government has illuminated more than 1.4 lakh revenue villages and 2.84 lakh more houses in four years. Set a target of completing transformer repair work in 24 hours in cities and 48 hours in rural areas.

The spokesman said that the darkness of more than 1.38 crore houses in the state was removed by giving free electricity connections under Saubhagya Yojana. The state stood first in the entire country in terms of providing maximum electricity connections. For better power supply and better distribution system, 7786.52 km 33 KV lines were constructed in the state.

He said that for 24 hours uninterrupted power supply, the state government started night patrolling system of officers, so that power supply could be rectified by rectifying technical glitches at local level immediately. Despite the scorching heat and humidity, the state government was able to supply adequate power to the city and the rural areas. UPPCL set a new record by supplying the highest number of 512.285 million units on July 7.

“Along with the online facility of electricity connection, the process of billing and other things related to electricity has been made transparent and easy. Free electricity connections were given to all poor families. A concessional rate of only Rs 3 per unit was implemented on the first 100 units of electricity to poor households,” he added.

Promise to the public in BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra 2017’

24 hours power supply will be ensured in every house of the state.

Free electricity connections will be ensured to all poor families.

The first 100 units of electricity will be given to all poor households at a subsidized rate of 3 per unit.

Work done by Yogi Government in last four years

Free electricity connection to more than 1.38 crore households.

Electricity reached 1.4 lakh revenue villages and 2.84 lakh habitations.

Now uninterrupted power supply for 18 to 22 hours in rural areas and 24 hours in cities.

Transformer repair work is being done in 24 hours in city and 48 hours in rural area.

Continuous efforts are on to provide 24 hours electricity to every house in the state.

1,535 MW solar power proposals worth Rs 7,500 crore approved.

7786.52 circuit kilometer 33 kV lines have been constructed.

The power generation capacity in the state has increased by 3978 MW.

Rs 1500 crore electricity is being generated by sugarcane mills.

Rs 1.21 for irrigation, Rs 3 for poor families and Rs 3.35 per unit for rural metered consumers.

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