Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Free Power / Electricity Connection to BPL Families - UP Govt Yojana

Free Power / Electricity Connection to BPL Families

Government of Yogi Adityanath’s has decided to profit the BPL families of UP by providing them free power connection. In addition, APL families would also get an option to pay the bill in easy EMIs.

Under the free power connection scheme, 100% economics option with reasonable EMIs will be provided to the aPL household of urban and rural areas for taking electricity connections.

These connections would not be given on any discrimination basis like caste or religion and it would be based on 2011 Socio – Economic Census data.
Government has also planned an amnesty scheme for those households and commercial connections who wants to take legal electricity connections.

UP Govt Yojana Other decision

Other decision that was taken along with the decision of providing free power connection to BPL Families are:

·         100% feeder separation and smart metering expeditiously
·         Waving off interests on electricity dues
·         Provision of option of EMIs to pay off the principal amounts
·         Bringing in zero government official discretion

Electricity Connection to BPL Families under UP Govt Yojana

·         Officials have also been directed to take a weekly ground-level review of the progress of the scheme which to be execute from next month onwards by the scheme officials and the officers of state power department Lucknow.
·         All the old thermal power plants in the state would be substitute by Super Critical Power Plants. Minister also directed the state power officers to devise a strategy to replace all the old thermal power plants in the state with Super Critical Power Plants and to engage in 100% coal linkage swap so as to bring down the power costs for the common man.

Steps to be taken to achieving energy efficiency in power sector

·         Replacement of all agricultural pump older more than 10 years across the state with energy efficient pumps having a smart control panel
·         Replacement of street lights across all municipalities with LED bulbs.
·         Creating a stock of reasonably priced energy efficient fans and tube lights freely available to the people.
·         Creating alertness in common people about the government scheme towards power and energy saving like UJALA scheme under which the government has set a target to provide to 10 crores LED bulbs freely.
·         To realize the scheme, a roadmap is being prepared by the govt to ensure 24×7 affordable quality power for all households living in rural and urban by October 2018.
·         In addition, govt of Uttar Pradesh has also decided to sign the “Power for All” document with the Center by mid-April, 2017.

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