Uttar Pradesh Introduces New Power Scheme

Uttar Pradesh has launched a free household power connection scheme for the poor in the state to mark former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary. The government has a target of covering 16 million by 2018-end, driven by Yogi Adityanath government’s motto ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’ (the barometer of development is light).

The government has also introduced Kisan Uday Yojana, a novel scheme for farmers. The scheme would cover 10 lakh farmers by 2022, would lead to 35 percent saving on power consumption.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Srikant Sharma- Uttar Pradesh Power Minister.
  • Raj Kumar Singh- Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Power.
Source- The Indian Express