Telangana government launches free power supply scheme for agricultural consumers

The Telangana government has launched round-the-clock free power supply to 2.3 million farmers in the state. The power was earlier supplied to them for nine hours. The free power supply will be available for 2.3 million agricultural pump sets in the state and is expected to boost power demand to 11,000 MW by March 2018. The government has invested Rs 126 billion in the distribution network to handle 24-hour power supply to agricultural consumers.