Maha Government still keen on offering 100 free units of power to consumers

Maha Government still keen on offering 100 free units of power to consumers

Energy Minister Nitin Raut has said that the Maharashtra State Government’s proposal to offer 100 free units of power is currently being considered by a committee. He gave out the information while answering questions at the State Council. This report is expected to be submitted within three months, Raut added. This comes as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar previously expressed his concerns over providing 100 units of free power to the consumers.

Raut (Congress) also mentioned that a new power policy will be submitted in the next three months. In addition to the 100 units of free power, this new policy also talks about providing a reduction in tariff as well as offering four hours of power every day to farmers. 

Raut added that the government is also looking to bring solar-powered agricultural pumps to farmers across the state. These pumps will be provided to the farmers in phases over the next three years. This will reportedly be a part of the government’s solar energy policy. 

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After a confusing few days following the state assembly elections late last year, Ajit Pawar emerged as the front-runner for the deputy CM’s post. Subsequently, Pawar was also handed the Finance Ministry portfolio. 

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government, which is a coalition between the Indian National Congress, Shiv Sena, and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), has sanctioned multiple projects in the city. Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray took up the issue of offering a 24x7 nightlife for Mumbaikars which included the addition of food stalls across key locations of the city. Thackeray at the time claimed that this was modelled after 24x7 cities like London. 

However, Ajit Pawar recently quipped that there were more important things to take care of than Mumbai’s nightlife, indicating that there could be some disagreement within the cabinet over certain decisions. Pawar recently announced a plan to provide housing for Mumbai’s dabbawallas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana or PMAY plan. 

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