Farmers to bear burden of increased power tariff: Chouhan

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Vidisha, MP, Apr 2 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the burden of increased power tariff would not be imposed on farmers and the government would bear it.

Mr Chouhan, while inaugurating 'Jalabhishek' campaign at Gamakar village in this district, said the peasant-friendly government was fully aware of problems of farmers. Their problems would be resolved.

He said the government was making all possible efforts to provide adequate power to villages. A provision of Rs 100 crore has been made to set up electric poles. Power availability would be ensured to farms from different feeders.

Explaining about the 'Jalabhishek' campaign, Mr Chouhan said it was third state-level campaign that will continue till April 25. In the past two years, 4.32 lakh works had been completed at a cost of Rs 2,032 crore of which Rs 208 crore were collected from public participation.

Pointing out that every drop of water was precious, he said everyone must pay attention to water conservation. Under the campaign, water bodies would be constructed.

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