Lucknow; Giving a push to energy reform, the state government in its budget 2022-23 announced an ambitious ‘Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme’ a reforms-based and results-linked scheme with an outlay of Rs. 31,000 crore in association with the Central government.
An arrangement of Rs. 5530 crore has been made under budget. The scheme will be completed within the next three years.
The scheme aims to improve quality, reliability and affordability of power supply to consumers through a financially sustainable and operationally efficient distribution sector.
Along with that, the BJP-led government has made a provision of Rs. 1000 crore to ensure uninterrupted power supply in rural areas from 7.00 pm to 6.00 am during summer.
In a pro-farmer stance, the government has also made a provision of 50% discount on electricity bills of private tube-well consumers from 1st January 2022.
Under ‘Babu Ji Kalyan Singh Gram Unnati Yojana’, solar street lights will be installed on the roads of all the villages of the state. A provision of Rs. 22 crores 50 lakh has been made for the same.