Farmers in 3 districts to get electricity during daytime from October 24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually launch Gujarat government’s ambitious Dinkar Yojana to provide electricity to farmers for agriculture use during daytime in three districts – Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Dahod – in a programme on October 24.
In the initial phase, the government will provide electricity during daytime to farmers in 1,055 villages of the three districts.
The government had announced the Dinkar Yojana in the state’s annual budget this year. It plans to provide electricity in the daytime to farmers across the state by the end of 2022 at the cost of Rs 3,500 crore. It has been a long-pending demand of farmers to get electricity for agriculture purpose during daytime to avoid risking their lives to wild animals in the fields in night hours.