Uttar Pradesh government and the Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the ‘Power for All’ scheme in the state.
The aim of this scheme is to ensure 24-hour quality power supply in the state by October 2018 and electric connection to every house and agriculture field by 2019. The agreement was inked in presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal and UP Power Minster Shrikant Sharma.
This agreement aims to ensure that consumers get quality electricity at an affordable price. “After coming in to effect of the scheme, state will get enough uninterrupted quality electricity and around 1 crore 86 lakh house holds of state who are still deprived will get electric connections.
The project will cost above rupees 40 thousand crore out of which 20 thousand crore will be spent till 2018.
With the signing of ‘Power for All’ agreement government also introduced UJALA Scheme under which consumers were distributed Quality based energy saving LED bulbs, tube lights and fans at a cheaper rate.
These appliances are made on high technology of energy saving and will help in providing ‘Power for All’ .