The drive to snap energy provide to agriculture water pumps to get better dues price ₹44,000 crore has been suspended by the federal government. State Vitality Minister Nitin Raut on Tuesday instructed the Meeting that the federal government will resume energy provide to agriculture pumps and droop the ability reduce drive for the subsequent three months.
Raut stated that the Maharashtra State Electrical energy Distribution Firm Restricted (MSEDCL) is reeling below debt and isn’t capable of get better the dues. “We had began the drive to chop energy provide to defaulter farmers, however contemplating the demand made by farmers and all get together leaders the federal government will resume energy provide and droop the drive for the subsequent three months until farmers harvest ( rabi) crop,” stated Raut.
He added that each one efforts by the federal government to launch an amnesty scheme and get better dues have failed as farmers haven’t responded to the scheme. “Customers together with home and industrial electrical energy customers, native governing our bodies, and farmers owe the MSEDCL ₹64,000 crore. The MSEDCL is dealing with main issues to buy energy from energy corporations,” stated Raut.
The Minister claimed that the BJP authorities headed by Devendra Fadnavis (2014-19) didn’t ship electrical energy payments to farmers and therefore the dues piled up and farmers are discovering it troublesome to pay the quantity.
Farmers throughout the State had launched agitations in opposition to the State authorities’s drive to snap energy provide to water pumps. Farmers’ organisations had demanded quick withdrawal of the drive because it was affecting rabi cultivation.
Chief of the Opposition within the State Meeting Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday stated that the federal government is creating bother for farmers who’re already struggling as a result of numerous calamities. State Congress President Nana Patole had demanded that authorities should not proceed the drive contemplating the anger amongst farmers.
March 15, 2022