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Maharashtra Budget 2024: There will never be a power cut in the fields; Farmers hit the jackpot; What is the government’s plan for uninterrupted electricity?

Ritul Pandey

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State Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented the supplementary budget today. In this, he announced a big scheme for the farmers. Therefore, there will be uninterrupted power supply in the fields of the farmers of the state. There will be no power outage in their fields. Due to uninterrupted power supply, there is no need to stay awake day and night to irrigate the fields. While presenting the budget in the Legislative Assembly today, Ajit Dada laid special emphasis on this scheme.

Announcement of a project worth 15000 crores

Ajit Dada announced that a project worth Rs 15000 crore has been launched for solarization and isolation of agricultural channels to provide uninterrupted power supply to farmers during the day. He announced to provide solar energy pumps to 8 lakh 50 thousand farmers under the Magal Ai Solar Power Pump Yojana to give free electricity to farmers. Solar energy pumps will be given to farmers seeking free electricity. Under this scheme, solar energy pumps will be given to 8 lakh 50 thousand farmers.

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These projects also have solar power

A pilot solar power project will be implemented in Sangli as well as Maisal district to reduce the cost of electricity used for irrigation and to have sustainable power supply. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 1594 crore and it will benefit about 75 thousand farmer families of Sangli and Solapur districts.

To achieve the goal of clean and green energy, all government sub-irrigation schemes will be powered by solar energy, including the Janai Shirsai Purandar sub-irrigation schemes, which is expected to cost Rs 4,200 crore.

Emphasis on river linking project

It is planned to divert 62.57 TMC water from Gosikhurd project through Wainganga Nalganga river linking project to provide irrigation benefits to 3 lakh 71 thousand 277 acres of land in Nagpur Wardha Amravati Yavatmal Akola Buldhana districts in Vidarbha. Maharashtra’s flagship responsible development programme at a cost of Rs 3200 crore will be implemented with the assistance of World Bank to avoid life threatening and water crisis in Kolhapur and Sangli districts and divert surplus water to drought prone areas.

How much does water cost?

Under Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan II, a total of 50,651 works have been completed by the end of March 2024 and a fund of Rs 650 crore has been allocated this year.

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