In election year, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to provide relief to unorganised labourers and BPL category consumers by announcing two schemes to reduce their electricity bills and waive dues.
Both Saral Bijli Bill Scheme (SBBS) and Mukhyamantri Bakaya Bijli Bill Mafi Scheme (MBBBMS) are part of Mukhymantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, which Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has described as “a unique revolution for welfare and justice to poor in the state”.
SBBS is meant only for unorganised labourers who have registered with local bodies in recent months. The beneficiaries will be provided electricity at a flat rate of Rs 200 a month. If the monthly bill is less than Rs 200 a month, they will pay the actual amount.
If the bill is more than Rs 200, the government will pick up the tab as long as the consumption is up to 1,000 watts. Should they use air conditioners and heaters, they will be debarred from the scheme. Read More