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Second cabinet meeting: UP Government approves 'Power for All' proposal

According to the the decision that got its final stamp on Tuesday in the cabinet meeting, the district headquarters of the state have been assured of getting 24 hours of electricity, while the Bundelkhand region and other districts will be provided electricity for 20 hours and the rural

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 11 April 2017 9:10 AM GMT

Second cabinet meeting: UP Government approves Power for All proposal
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Lucknow: The rural areas of Uttar Pradesh have been assured by the state government of 18 hours power supply after the proposal of 'Power for All' agreement was given a green signal in the second state cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

According to the the decision that got its final stamp on Tuesday in the cabinet meeting, the district headquarters of the state have been assured of getting 24 hours of electricity, while the Bundelkhand region and other districts will be provided electricity for 20 hours and the rural areas will get 18 hours of the same.

Briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, Minister of Power Srikant Sharma, stated that rural areas of the state will get power supply for 18 hours.

Other decisions of the Yogi government:

  • The sugarcane farmers will get their pending dues within 120 days while the present dues will be handed over to them within 14 days.
  • The government has decided to purchase 1 lakh metric ton potatoes from UP farmers at a support price of 487 Rs per quintal.
  • The drinking water scheme for Bundelkhand has also been approved.
  • Faulty transformers will be replaced within 24 hours in the urban while in 48 hours in the rural areas.
  • All power ministry employees have been directed to reach out to the farmers of their districts and get to know the problems and difficulties the latter have been facing.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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