New Electricity Tariff Rules: The Central Government has recently made significant changes in the Power Tariff Rules with an aim to provide electricity to citizens at lower rates. These changes will enable a reduction of up to 20 percent in daytime electricity rates, thereby reducing the overall cost of consumers’ electricity bills. The Ministry of Energy has announced the upcoming introduction of a new power tariff designed to promote the use of renewable energy sources and encourage sustainable practices.
Farmers have to go to the fields for electricity at night in severe cold. This problem of farmers will end now. Regarding this problem, the Agriculture Minister gave the news of relief that the first phase of providing electricity during the day in Rabi season has been completed. In the first phase, the farmers cultivating in the forest area will get benefit. Wild animals are more afraid in forest area. So it will be decided to provide electricity in three phases during the day.
Farmers of Gujarat have a fruitful new year, an important announcement was made regarding the provision of electricity during the winter.
In Rajkot, State Agriculture Minister Raghavji Patel made a big statement on providing electricity to farmers at night in severe cold. He said that the first phase of providing electricity to the farmers during the rabi season has been completed. In the first phase, electricity will be provided to farmers cultivating in forest areas during the day. Wild animals are also feared in the forest area. So it will be decided to provide electricity in three phases during the day.
In which area farmers have electricity problems?
In some villages of the district, electricity is provided to the farmers from 9 pm to 5 am so that the farmers have to go to irrigate the fields during the night in such severe cold weather without getting water during the day. At present, Rabi crop season is going on. Farmers have planted many crops including vegetables, including castor, millet, wheat, dhaschara. At present, when these crops need to be watered, they have to irrigate during the night, and the farmers who irrigate are afraid of wild animals. haunts Electricity is provided to the farmers during the night. Farmers cannot go to the fields alone during the night. The farmers form a gang and irrigate the fields one by one. So far, many incidents have happened with the farmers, some day wild animals disturb them, some day the farmers are disturbed due to severe cold. At present, the only demand of the farmers is that electricity should be provided to them during the day so that they can irrigate during the day.
Farmers of Gujarat have a fruitful new year, an important announcement was made regarding the provision of electricity during the winter
- 2023 Energy Statistics India Report released
- In 2023, Gujarat was number one in power generation capacity
- In 2023, Gujarat achieved 37.35 GW power generation capacity
- Gujarat surpassed Maharashtra in power generation capacity
- Gujarat’s power generation capacity increased by 10% in one year
If you complain directly to me about the shortage of fertilizers
the agriculture minister told the farmers that there is no shortage of chemical fertilizers in the state. Central government has fulfilled our demand of chemical fertilizer in rabi season. The demand of 12,50,000 tonnes of urea has been fulfilled by the central government. There is no question of shortage of fertilizer anywhere in Gujarat. Somewhere in the state will be a unique question. If there is any complaint about chemical fertilizer, the farmer of Gujarat can directly complain to me.
New Electricity Tariff Rules to reduce costs:
The updated power tariff rules are expected to revolutionize the way electricity rates are determined, leading to significant savings for consumers. The country is set to witness a paradigm shift in power tariff dynamics, with rates dropping by up to 20 percent during daylight hours and hikes of up to 20 percent during peak night hours. By encouraging energy use during the day and discouraging it during peak periods, the government aims to ease the strain on the national power grid, especially when the use of air conditioning increases after work in Indian households.
Implementation and Beneficiaries of New Power Tariff
According to the Ministry of Power, the implementation of the new power tariff is scheduled to begin from April 2024. Initially, the revised tariff structure will be applicable to commercial and industrial users, after which it will be extended to most non-agricultural customers. Additionally, customers equipped with smart meters will experience new electricity rates as soon as the smart meter is installed, enabling real-time monitoring and usage management.
Differential Tariff : Low rates during the day
Under the revised power tariff system, a significant change has been made to differentiate electricity rates between day and night consumption. Notably, electricity rates will be 10 to 20 percent lower during the day, while night peak hours will see a 20 percent increase in tariff rates.
Power Minister’s explanation for low day rates
Energy Minister R.K. Singh asserted that the primary rationale behind lower electricity rates during daylight hours is the affordability of solar power. Since solar energy is relatively cheap, it allows for lower power tariffs during the day, thereby benefiting consumers. He further said that the use of thermal power, hydro power and gas-based capacity is more prevalent during sunshine hours, resulting in higher thermal power tariffs as compared to solar power. Consequently, these variations will be reflected in the overall electricity tariff structure.
Moving towards a sustainable energy future
These strategic steps are aligned with India’s ambitious goal of achieving 65 percent of its energy capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2070. By encouraging the use of solar energy and promoting its use through reduced tariffs, the government aims to lead the nation towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.
In conclusion, the central government’s decision to implement the new power tariff rules has led to a positive change in electricity prices. By significantly reducing electricity rates during the day and promoting the adoption of renewable energy, the government aims to reduce the financial burden on consumers and encourage sustainable energy practices. The imminent shift towards differential tariffs and prioritization of solar power will contribute to India’s long-term goal of achieving a greener and more environmentally conscious energy landscape.