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Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the work of getting the forms of the beneficiaries filled under the Mukhyamantri Krishak Mitra Yojana to provide permanent agricultural pump connections to the farmers. CM Shri Chouhan said that the scheme includes extension of 11KV line of distance up to 200 meters for permanent pump connection of 3 HP or more capacity, installation of distribution transformer and low pressure line cable extension work.
The expansion work including all the material under the scheme and its maintenance will be undertaken by the power distribution company. 50 percent of the cost of this work will be borne by the government and 50 percent by the farmer or farmer group.
Water will be supplied to every field
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there was a time when electricity was available only for three to four hours. There was a time when crops used to dry up in the fields. The total production of electricity in the state was only 2900 megawatt. Today more than 29 thousand megawatt electricity is being produced in the state. Irrigation capacity has increased from 7 lakh hectares to 47 lakh hectares, our target is to irrigate an area of more than 65 lakh hectares. We will provide water to every field as per our resolution.
- The power distribution company will do the work of infrastructure development and arrangement of material
- Farmers will have to give 50% of the cost of infrastructure development
- 50 percent of the cost will be borne by state government/power distribution company
- Maintenance of necessary line, transformer etc for the pump connection will also be done by power distribution company
- If group of farmers apply then members of the group will have to bear the cost proportionately
- Farmers will have to deposit only 50 percent of the amount
- Uninterrupted power supply with better quality of transformer and other material
- Power distribution company will now undertake all the maintenance related works
- The scheme will be effective for 2 years from implementation
- In the first year 10,000 farmers will benefit