The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday decided to provide electricity at Rs one per unit to all domestic consumers using up to 100 units every month, with an upper cap of 150 units. The proposal was cleared at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
“Till now, this subsidised scheme of providing 100 units per month at a rate of Rs one per unit was meant for poor labourers registered under Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana.
We have now extended it to all consumers using less than 150 units,” state Power Minister Priyavrat Singh said after the cabinet meeting. As part of the scheme, the initial 100 units would be charged at Rs one per unit, while the next 50 units would be charged as per prevailing rates, Singh explained.
He said the number of beneficiaries of this subsidised power scheme, after the proposal passed on Monday, will go up from 56 lakh to 1.01 crore, the minister said, quoting power firms’ data. Read More
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