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West Bengal to pump Rs 4,200 cr for agri-power supply


  • West Bengal government will pump in Rs 4,200 crore over the next two years for a dedicated feeder line and   It was part of Sech Bandhu project, which entails to install 46,000 new pump sets with electric connectivity.
  • The project would not only help improve farm productivity with better power supply, but would help eradicate low voltage issues in rural Bengal, state Power minister Manish Gupta said.
  • Co-funded by the Centre with 60 per cent of cost, the project would entail providing dedicated separate feeder lines for irrigation purposes for farmers, he said.
  • Infrastructure development for the project would include installation of 80 new 33/11KV sub-stations, 1.14 lakh distribution transformers and upgradation of some 50,000 existing transformers.

Source: NITICentral

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