Chandigarh, January 4
The Punjab Government under the vibrant leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has fulfilled the pre poll promise of providing free power to every household.
Disclosing this here today Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said that the earlier governments used to betray people with fake promises to garner votes but the Bhagwant Mann led government has fulfilled the promise of Zero electricity bill in the very first year of their tenure.
The Power Minister said that free 600 units of electricity bimonthly/300 units of electricity monthly has been granted for all domestic consumers, with annual subsidy benefit of Rs. 5,629/- Cr. along with continuation of subsidy of Rs. 3 per unit upto7 KW for Domestic Consumers with annual benefit of Rs. 1,278 Cr. The Power Minister said that with this about 90% households are now getting “ZERO” bills which is expected to increase in January, 2023.
Harbhajan Singh ETO said that besides providing free Power to all residential units, all pending bills up to 31st December, 2021 have been waived off. All such disconnected connections have been restored’, said ETO.
The Power Minister said that their previous governments lured the farmers with the free power to farmers for tubewells but the farmers were never given uninterrupted power supply due to which they had to face lot of problems for irrigation.