Kisan Sarvoday Yojana Gujarat 2020: Daytime Electricity Scheme For FarmersFarmers

Gujarat Govt’s ambitious 'Kisan Sarvoday Yojana', to be e-launched by PM Shri Narendramodi on October 24, is aimed at providing electricity to all the 17.25 lakh farmers of the state for agriculture purposes during daytime. In an unusual development, the Gujarat government has changed the name of its ambitious scheme of providing electricity to all the farmers during daytime from Dinkar Yojana to Kisan Sarvoday Yojana. The first phase of the scheme will be virtually launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 24.

Overview of the Scheme

Name of the SchemeGujarat Kisan Sarvoday Scheme
Previously Announced asGujarat Dinkar Yojana
Objective of the SchemeProviding Daytime Electricity to Farmers
BeneficiariesGujarat State Farmers
Launch of First Phase of the Scheme24 October 2020 by PM Narendra Modi

Kisan Sarvoday Yojana Gujarat 2020: Daytime Electricity Scheme For Farmers

The change in the scheme’s name became known on Tuesday in a government release that announced its virtual launching by the PM on October 24.

When contacted about the change, Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said, “The name has been changed (from Dinkar Yojana to Kisan Sarvoday Yojana) because it was a better name. There is no other reason.”

the Gujarati word for the sun. The scheme was announced by the Gujarat government in its last state budget. With a total expenditure of around Rs 3,500 crore, the state government has a plan to provide electricity to all the farmers for agriculture purposes during daytime by 2022.

Kisan Sarvoday Yojana Gujarat 2020: Daytime Electricity Scheme For Farmers

In the first phase of the scheme, 1,055 villages of Dahod, Junagadh and Gir Somnath districts will start getting electricity for agriculture purposes in the daytime. The scheme targets around 17.25 lakh farmers in the state. Under the scheme, farmers will get electricity in two slots of eight hours each between 5 am and 9 pm. 

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Availability of power in the day time and infrastructure to distribute the power are believed to be the major reasons why all the farmers are not getting the same in the daytime. So, to provide electricity to farmers in the day time, the government is upgrading its power infrastructure and increasing the power availability through renewable energy sources like solar energy and wind energy.