Uttar Pradesh has always been struggling with the problem of a power cut, and both domestic and commercial sectors are suffering from loss of electricity for long hours daily. Mukhyamantri Yogi decided to redeem his state from this consistent issue and for this purpose, he launched ‘Power for all’ programme on 15th April 2017.
Key Features of Power for all programme
- Electricity board will provide 24/7 electricity to all district headquarters of Uttar Pradesh.
- From now onwards, all government schemes will be called ‘Mukhyamantri Yojna’.
- Under 100 days, the project will provide 5 lakh new electricity connections.
- The central and state government will work together for the project.
- A new telephone service, 1912, has been started in the state to get through this issue. On this number, the customer can register their complaints related to electricity.
- While district centres will get 24 hours electricity, the rural areas are proposed 18 hours of electricity daily from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening to help students prepare for their exams.
- In rural areas, the Mukhyamantri ordered to quickly replace the burnt and defective transformers so that agriculture should not suffer.
- On April 14, ‘Power for all’ pact was signed by Yogi Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal.
- The chief minister has a plan to convey power to every household in an urban area and every village by 2018.
- The farmers have been given a rebate for bill payment if the electricity bill is over 10,000, they can pay in instalments.
- All BPL families will get a free power supply, and those living above the poverty line will be able to pay the bill in easy instalments.
Besides announcing 24 hours electricity scheme in UP, the Mukhyamantri also announced the replacement of all thermal power plants in UP with Super Critical Power Plants. We hope to see an ‘Urja Kranti’ in the state soon.