YSRCP MP Vijayasai Reddy said that the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will keep his promises. He took to his Twitter and tweeted that, “A total of Rs 6.05 crore have been sanctioned to Srikakulam district under free electricity pilot project.” He criticised the former chief minister of the state, Chandrababu Naidu that he has spent Rs 4,000 crore on free electricity but nothing materialised. He further added that YS Jagan’s government has decided to spend Rs 8,853 crore. Here is the tweet made by Vijayasai Reddy.
It has been decided that the Direct Benefit Transfer will be carried out in the Srikakulam district on a pilot basis before being expanded throughout the state with effect from 1 April 2021.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy promised that free power would continue to be given for agriculture and no connections would be removed. In addition, approximately 1 lakh of non-authorized farm power connections will be regularised. The government would bear the expense of putting up metres for agricultural electricity connections. YS Jagan’s father YS Rajasekhara Reddy introduced the free power scheme and waived the power dues of farmers.
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