Uttar Pradesh government has started UP Kisan Asan Kist Yojana (किसान आसान किस्त योजना) from 1 February 2020. Under this UP Easy Installment Scheme, farmers can pay their outstanding tubewell electricity bills in installments (kishts). As per the Energy department of Uttar Pradesh, the interest waiver on tubewells bill would also remain applicable. Each farmer can now avail the benefits of aasaan kisht yojna by applying online at the nearest CSC or other methods as below.
Only those farmers who pay their tubewell electricity bills on timely basis would only be able to avail this UP Farmers Easy Installment Scheme benefits. This UP Kisan Asan Kist Yojana is going to benefit both electricity suppliers as well as farmers. Electricity supplier companies will get their bill dues recovered while farmers can pay their bills in easy installments with no interest charged.
The main aim of the UP govt. is to realize the vision of Doubling Farmers Income by 2022.
UP Asan Kist Yojana 2020 – Farmers Pay Tubewell Bills in Easy Installments
Energy department of UP govt. has started the facility of paying outstanding electricity bills in easy installment under UP Kisan Asan Kist Yojana 2020. This facility comes up with the interest waiver on bills of farmers. All the farmers will not have to pay any interest on tubewell electricity bills till 31 January 2020. Only the principal amount is to be paid on bills till 31 Jan 2020 in 6 easy installments.
Under UP Kisan Asan Kist Yojana (किसान आसान किस्त योजना), farmers can pay the principal amount of their outstanding electricity bills between 1 Feb to 29 February 2020. Farmers can avail benefits of UP Kisan Asan Kisht Yojana at their nearest CSC, sub-divisional officer or executive engineer officer. The farmers needs to submit 5% amount of their outstanding electricity bills or minimum Rs. 1500 along with their current tubewell electricity bill.
Afterwards, farmers will get an option of making payment of outstanding bijli bill in 6 easy intallments. Each month, farmers needs to submit their installment along with that month’s electricity bill. The interest of the farmer will be waived on timely payment of all the dues. The previous phase of UP Asan Kist Yojana was ending on 31 January 2020 which is now extended till 29 February 2020. Till date, more than 20 lakh farmers have taken the benefits of this UP Easy Installment Scheme for payment of Tubewell Electricity bills.
All those consumers who have received notice for recovery of bills payment under section 5 can also take benefits of UP Kisan Asan Kist Yojana 2020. At the same time, the litigants with the cases pending in the courts will also be able to benefit under the UP Aasaan Kisht Scheme. Farmers needs to submit an affidavit that he will pay all the bills after the final settlement of dues. Bill amendment is also proposed under the UP Kisan Asan Kist Yojana to benefit farmers.