Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced that free power will be supplied 24X7 to the agriculture sector from January 1, 2018 all over the state. He added that this is a new year gift to farmers.
Mr. Rao said that Telangana will create history as the only state in India to provide free power for 24 hours for nearly 23 lakh pump sets. He stated that government will remove auto-starters from agricultural pump sets in December and requested farmers to remove auto-starters voluntarily.
The CM added that with the availability of power 24 hours, farmers will have the flexibility to use borewells at any time as per the convenience.