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Jan 28, 2021

Maharashtra CM launches Agriculture Pump Power Connection Policy

In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray formally launched the Agriculture Pump Power Connection Policy. Speaking on this occasion last evening in Mumbai, he said, the State Government has taken bold steps to make a radical change in the lives of farmers through the policy of agricultural pump power connection.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated Krishi Urja Abhiyan Policy Web Portal, Solar Energy Land Bank Portal, Maha Krishi Abhiyan App and ACF App prepared by the power discom Mahavitaran. He said that the main demands of farmers including providing electricity during day time and MSP for their agricultural production is the government's priority and the State Government has been taking various decisions in favour of the farmers.
Chief Minister said that after the waiver of farmers' loans, the government has decided to provide immediate electricity connection to farmers through the Krishi Pump Electricity Connection Policy and relief in interest on electricity bill arrears and relief in delayed charges. He urged the farmers to clear the long pending dues as the government has been extending cooperation.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Energy Minister Dr. Nitin Raut and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat were also present on the occasion.

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