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Telangana Starts Free Power Supply to Farmers

Published on January 02, 2018
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has given New Year gift to the farmers of the state by launching a 24-hours power supply free of cost.

Telangana Starts Free Power Supply to Farmers
The scheme was launched at Pothaipalli village of Shamirpet mandal in Medchal Malkajgiri district

Rao said
“Though certain states are supplying power to farmers free of cost, it is only for a few hours; and some states are giving 24-hour power supply but for a price. Telangana is the only state which is supplying power to farmers round the clock free of cost,” 

Highlights of the scheme

  • 23 lakh agricultural pump sets will get the free power supply 
  • The capacity to tackle the increasing demand of the power supply will be

What did Opposition say?

“First of all, nobody has asked for a 24X7 power supply, since farmers do not need more than nine hours of quality power supply to the crops. Secondly, it will result in large-scale exploitation of groundwater resulting in its fast depletion,”

Expected Questions

Which state has become the first state to provide 24 hours free electricity to the farmers?
a. Karnataka
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Telangana
d. Kerala

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