Rajasthan: Farmers to get free electricity

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday announced free electricity for farmers.

More than 12 lakh farmers of the state will be benefitted under this scheme and will receive free electricity up to Rs. 10,000 for a year on their agricultural electricity connection.

The Chief Minister made the proclamation in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a public meeting in Ajmer.

The announcement came hours before the Election Commission announced schedule for upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

This benefit will be available in the form of grants through Direct Benefit transfer (DBT), officials of the Rajasthan Energy Department said.

According to the reports, the scheme will be effective from November 2018.