Bhubaneswar, Mar 26: Odisha government is all set to dedicate 99 special electric feeders to its farmers in order to ensure uninterrupted power supply for cultivation.
Energy Minister Dibyashankar Mishra told assembly that Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.(OPTCL) has taken up construction of as many as 99 new feeders under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna at a cost of Rs 141 crore.
The feeders would extend 1259.44 Circuit Kilo Metres(CKM) of power line across 16 districts of the state. Out of which 83 feeders have been completed so far, which caters 879.37 CKM power line so far.
However, the rest 16 power feeders would be completed by 2021. Subsequently, the distribution companies like TPCODL, NESCO, TPSODL will continue power distribution in their assigned zones.
The farmers of Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Kendrapada, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur,Mayurbhanj,Balasore, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Ganjam,Rayagada,Nabarangpur,Kandhamal,Gajapati,Sonepur and Bargarh districts will be benefited by this project, said Mishra.