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Agri power bill arrears Rs 32,000 crore

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMAKANT DESHPANDE
Published : Oct 27, 2018, 2:23 am IST
Updated : Oct 27, 2018, 2:23 am IST

More than 42 lakh agricultural pumps are functional in the state and more than 2.28 lakh farmers are waiting for the new connections.

Chandrashekhar Bawankule
 Chandrashekhar Bawankule

Mumbai: Arrears of power bills towards agricultural pumps soared to Rs 32,000 crore, creating a financial crunch for Mahavitaran. In light of this, energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule appealed to the farmers to pay the power bills if they have the capacity.

More than 42 lakh agricultural pumps are functional in the state and more than 2.28 lakh farmers are waiting for the new connections.

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