Rajasthan government to pay Rs 1,000 per month to metered agriculture consumers

The government of Rajasthan has approved the draft of Mukhyamantri Kisan Mitra Energy Yojana (MKMEY) under which the state government will give a grant of Rs 1,000 per month and maximum Rs 12,000 per year on electricity bills to metered agricultural consumers.

This will cost the state exchequer of Rs 4.50 billion. The benefit of this scheme will start from May 2021. Under the scheme, electricity bills will be issued by the discoms to the eligible agricultural consumers on the basis of bi-monthly billing system. Sixty per cent of the bill will be payable on a pro-rata basis by the government, subject to a maximum of Rs 1,000 per month. The central and state government employees and income tax payers will not be eligible for agricultural consumer subsidy.