Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday mentioned round 51 lakh households within the state will obtain zero electrical energy payments and asserted that the promise of 300 items of free energy has been applied from July 1. I’m going to share excellent news with Punjabis relating to electrical energy guaranteethe promise of free electrical energy has come into impact from July 1the (electrical energy) invoice for July-August will come within the first week of September The excellent news is that round 51 lakh households will get zero electrical energy billswhat we are saying, we do it, Mann mentioned in a tweet in Punjabi.
The AAP-led authorities had earlier introduced that it might present 300 items of free electrical energy to each family from July 1. Giving 300 items of free electrical energy was one of many main polls guarantees of the Aam Aadmi Social gathering throughout the Punjab meeting elections. Social gathering’s nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal had promised free electrical energy of as much as 300 items per family within the state in June final yr.
Kejriwal had additionally promised waiver of pending electrical energy payments and round the clock energy provide within the state. In April, Mann had mentioned if electrical energy consumption exceeds 600 items in two months, then a shopper should pay for your entire energy utilization.
However scheduled castes, backward castes, below-poverty-line households and freedom fighters will probably be charged only for over and above 600 items, the chief minister had then clarified. Punjab has a two-month billing cycle for energy provide.
When Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema offered the state funds on June 27, he had mentioned that offering 300 items of free energy will put an extra burden of Rs 1,800 crore on the state exchequer. Within the state funds, a complete energy subsidy invoice has been proposed at Rs 15,845 crore as in opposition to Rs 13,443 crore in 2021-22.
Punjab offers subsided energy to numerous classes and out of which, the subsidy invoice on account of free electrical energy to the farming sector alone is round Rs 7,000 crore.
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