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NEWS IMPULSE – KISAN SURYODAYA YOJNA| 23 OCTOBER

SOURCE – PIB

GS PAPER – 2 AND 3


CONTEXT  

Prime Minister launched the ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’ for the farmers of Gujarat.

OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME– To Provide electricity to farmers during the day for agriculture

FEATURES OF THE SCHEME

• To provide day-time power supply for irrigation.

• Farmers will be able to avail power supply from 5 AM to 9 PM.

• The state government has allocated a budget of Rs.3500 crore for installing transmission infrastructure under this scheme by 2023.

• 234 ‘66-Kilowatt’ transmission lines, with a total length of 3490 circuit kilometers (CKM) will be established under the project, in addition to 220 KV substations.

• Dahod, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Chhota Udepur, Kheda, Tapi, Gir-Somnath etc have been included under the Scheme for 2020-21.

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