The state cabinet of Maharashtra approved High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) Scheme. power supply scheme will provide electricity connections to more than 2 lakh farmers in the state. The Energy Minister announced the scheme, in his address he said that the scheme will cater to around 2.24 lakh farmers in Maharashtra who has applied for new electricity connections but yet to get it for more than 3 years.
High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) power supply scheme is set to cost Rs. 5,048 crore to the state government. The scheme will be implemented by Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB). Presently MSEB spends Rs. 1.5 lakhs for each power connection with the HVDS scheme the cost of the electricity connection will go up to Rs. 2 lakh rupees but the advantage is it will reduce long term losses.
The HVDS system will reduce the load on the power transformers and also will provide high voltage electricity to farmers. It also reduces the transformer failures and provides continuous supply of electricity. With HVDS only 2 farmers needs to share the transformers where as with present system 10-15 farmers needs to share the transformers.
High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) Power Supply Scheme: Highlights
- New power distribution system to be adopted by Maharashtra
- The new system reduces long term losses and provides uninterrupted power supply
- Only 2 farmers needs to share the transformers
- Reduces the transformer failures
- Reduces loads on the transformers
- Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) to implement the scheme
- The HVDS will cost Rs. 5,048 crore to the state
- Each of the electricity connection will cost Rs. 2 lakhs
- More than 2.24 lakh farmers in the state to benefit under the scheme
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