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Farmers demand 6-month power billing cycle for them

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A peasants' body here today sought the introduction of a six-month electricity cycle for the farmers instead of the present monthly one, saying they were unable to meet the burden every month.

The 'Bachao, Kisan Bachao yatra' convenor Nagendra Singh raised the demand during a farmers' meeting here in the district and threatened that the farmers would stop paying the bill if the six-month cycle was not introduced for them by August 20.

We demand from the government to prepare bills for farmers every six month instead of every month for their convenience. They are not able to deposit the bills every month," he said.

The government should take a positive decision on the issue, or else a 'bijli band' agitation would be launched and no would deposit the electricity bill, he said.

He said under the yatra, several meetings of farmers were held in nearly 150 villages in district in which their issues were discussed.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 23:20 IST