Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut indicated in the Legislative Council on Tuesday that the plan to provide 100 units of free power to all farmers could be finalized. He was answering a question from BJP MLC Parinay fuke.
He said, “The Ministry of Power is reviewing the current generation and transmission status in the state. The report on this will be available in three months. After getting the report we will take appropriate action to give 100 units free to the farmers.”
Incidentally, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had earlier said that it is not possible to provide up to 100 units of free electricity to farmers in Maharashtra at present.
Raut in the state accepted that electricity rates were high, as the generation units were far away from coal mines, which increased transportation and other input costs.