Farmers’ body warns Centre against passing Electricity Amendment Bill-2022

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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has warned the Union authorities in opposition to passing the Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice-2022.

The Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice-2022 goals to make sure the entry of personal corporations into the electrical energy distribution sector. (Picture for illustration)

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has warned the Union authorities in opposition to tabling and passing the Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice-2022 within the Parliament’s ongoing monsoon session.

Withdrawal of this invoice was one of many important calls for of the year-long farmers’ battle. On December 9, 2021, the Union authorities had written to the SKM. The letter said, “On the provisions within the Electrical energy Invoice which have an effect on farmers, there’ll first be a dialogue with all stakeholders/Samyukta Kisan Morcha. Solely after the dialogue with the Morcha will the Invoice be positioned earlier than Parliament.”

Nonetheless, no such dialogue has ever taken place within the final eight months. That is, subsequently, a stark betrayal of the Union authorities’s personal written assurances, the farmers’ physique mentioned.

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The Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice-2022 goals to make sure the entry of personal corporations into the electrical energy distribution sector. This may give them huge earnings by climbing energy charges for farmers, and for all different sections of the folks in our nation. Cross subsidies will probably be ended. Free or low cost electrical energy for farmers will finish. The price of manufacturing for farmers will additional rise. Home charges of energy in each rural and concrete areas will rise tremendously. The roles of electrical energy workers and engineers will probably be adversely affected.

The SKM known as for instant large nationwide protests if the Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice 2022 was tabled or handed. The SKM mentioned it supported the nationwide motion name by the Nationwide Coordination Committee of Electrical energy Workers and Engineers, for countrywide demonstrations on August 9, and to stop work if the Authorities unilaterally positioned and handed the vill.

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