Tamilnadu Free Agriculture EB connection status check


Hi All,

As you all know that Tamilnadu Electricity Board is giving Free EB connection for Agriculture purpose and it will be given in seniority basis. It would take around 3 to 5 years or more to get those connection. Once applied it is very difficult to check the status of our application. But there is a way to find the current status and pending application’s before our application.

First we need the Application No., this we can get it from the receipt that we received from EB department while applying.

Application No. will be like - XXX-MM/YY-ZZZ
XXX - Area code. This is the area code for your location
MM - Month you applied for connection
YY - Year you applied for connection
ZZZ - Serial No.

So you should consider the App No. as XXXMMYYZZZ

Paste this App No. in the below location:

By this you can get the current status of you application.

To find the number of pending Application before your application. Just give XXXMMYY(ZZZ-1), XXXMMYY(ZZZ-2) and so on. This will gives you the status of the application that are applied in the month you applied. To check further give App No. as XXXMM(-1)YYZZZ(-3).

Let me give you an example. Let us consider that my App No. is 1230515475.
So this application was applied on May 2015. To check all the application applied on May just give 1230515474, 1230515473, 1230515472. And if you get any error that App No. is invalid then we have to move to the previous month, so we have to give 1230415471, 1230415470…

We have to try this till we find any Approved or Sanctioned Application.

Note: While checking the application please consider only the application with Tarrif as “LM41-AGRICULTURE”.

I have applied on August’13 and I traced back as mentioned above and found that last approved/sanction appliction was on May’11. There are around 300 pending application before my application.

Ya I know this is very tedious process but there is no way to get this status.

Does any one knows, how may Free Agricultural EB connections will be released by Tamilnadu Electricity Board per year?



            TANGEDCO (TNEB) maintains seniority of Agri Pumpsets application at Division Level. But the allotment is at District Level. Annually about 40000 new Agri Connections are given in the State. The waiting period differ from Distrct to District depending upon the Total Pending and Allotment. So Kindly contact Local Eb Divisional Engineer to know the present status of your application. 


hi I am new to this page and trying to know about cattle farming and its basic requirements,

can i get this EB connection? we got a land of less than a acre is it possible to apply free EB for this land, we are in tiruvallure district - Tiruvalangadu block


Yes you can apply EB connection even if you have less than a acre but it should be a Agricultural land. Also it will take more time (more than 10+ years) if you applied under free quota. But now Tamilnadu gov has introduced tatkal scheme under that 5hp - 2.5 Lakh, 7.5hp - 2.75 Lakh and 10hp - 3 Lakh you have to pay and you will get the connection in 6 months.

Since you have very less land you can go for III A 1. It is a commercial connection and you have to pay extra per unit. Inquire about III A 1 scheme on your local EB office.



Dear Mr.Dhanasekar,

Thank you for your information,

I will inquire about the mentioned scheme,

Thank you,


sir i have a free connection but i miss the connection number. how do i got my connection.


You have to reach out to your local EB office. Otherwise connection number may be in your land registration document.