End of Year ESDM Suddenly Procures 500,000 Rice Cookers News – 2 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) revealed that the government will start implementing a program to distribute 500,000 units of Electric Cooking Equipment (AML) aka rice cooker to the public starting November 2023.

This is based on Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No.11 of 2023 concerning the Provision of Electricity-Based Cooking Equipment for Households.

This regulation was stipulated by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif on 26 September 2023 and will come into effect on the date of promulgation, 2 October 2023.


Although there is no specific mention of this rule regarding provision rice cookerbut what is certain is that Article 1 of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No.11 of 2023 states that “Electricity-Based Cooking Equipment, hereinafter referred to as “AML is a utility that uses electric power for cooking, which functions to cook rice, warm food and steam food.”

This AML provision was also stated “from the government which is an incentive given to households that meet certain criteria.”

So, why is the procurement of rice cookers carried out at the end of the year, especially before entering the political year?

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif said, the program for distributing Electricity-Based Cooking Equipment (AML) or rice cooker to society it is not gimmick political.

Arifin emphasized the division rice cooker free to the public aimed at increasing electricity consumption.

“No (political games), that’s good (the distribution program rice cooker) we want electrification, do we want to continue burning LPG? Well, that’s it,” replied Arifin, denying the issue of political practices in the distribution rice cooker by the government at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources building, Jakarta, quoted Monday (23/10/2023).

On the other hand, division programs rice cooker According to him, the community can also reduce dependence on LPG, which so far has been imported.

“Now we have, we have lots of new energy sources. Later we won’t use them, while we import (LPG), it won’t be right,” he added.

Previously, the Executive Director of the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Fabby Tumiwa, said he was warning against fraud in distribution programs. rice cooker free.

He said that these regulations had been approved by the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR). Therefore, this program could be misused because the DPR itself is the representative of all political parties in Indonesia.

“And the DPR has all the representatives of the political parties there. That’s how it is. Yes, perhaps I have a suspicion that each member of the DPR has ordered that it be placed in their electoral district, distributed in their electoral district, perhaps,” said Fabby to CNBC Indonesia, Monday (9/10/2023).

Apart from that, Fabby mentioned the distribution program rice cooker This is a program that must be implemented by the government because of the program rice cooker This procurement was approved in the APBN by the DPR RI.

“So, then there is a target of subsidized 450-900 (Volt Ampere) customers and then also 1,300 (Volt Ampere). So, this has a wider reach. So, if we look at the goal, it is still there. Well, only now because it has been budgeted for “by the DPR it must be executed,” he said.

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