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Uttar Pradesh government launched 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee Powerloom Electricity Flat Rate Scheme'

Published on April 10, 2023
Current Context: On April 2023, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Uttar Pradesh government launched 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee Powerloom Electricity Flat Rate Scheme'
  • On this scheme the Uttar Pradesh government will be spending an amount of Rs.400 crores.
  • This scheme will come into effect from 01 April 2023.
  • At the time of implementation of this scheme, a subsidy amount will be given on handloom weavers and also for installation of power loom. The subsidy amounts are 80% and 60% respectively.
  • The advantage of this scheme is that, under this scheme all the handloom weavers will be provided with flat rate facility on the electricity bill.
  • The power charges will be as follows:
  • Power loom connection holders with 5 KW connections – Rs.400 for half horse power and 800 for one horse power.
  • Rural Areas – Rs.300 – 600.
  • Subsidy of Rs 700 per horsepower, maximum of Rs 9100 per month will be given to powerl oom connection holders with load above five kilowatts.
  • Under Jhalkari Bai Kori Handloom and Power loom Development Scheme, weavers will be given a grant of Rs 50,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively.

Question :

Q.1 Which state government launched 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee Powerloom Electricity Flat Rate Scheme’?
a. Uttarakand
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Rajasthan
d. Madhya Pradesh
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