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22000 Crore Rupees Subsidy will be Given to Electricity Consumers this Year

  • 02 Feb 2023
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On February 1, 2023, Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar has told that last year a subsidy of Rs 21 thousand 306 crore was given to electricity consumers. This year this amount is expected to exceed Rs 22 thousand crore.

Key points

  • Power Minister Shri Tomar has informed that under the 'Atal Griha Jyoti Yojana', domestic consumers are being given a bill of only Rs 100 units of electricity654 for the use of instead of Rs 100. The remaining amount is being given as subsidy by the state government. About 88 lakh electricity consumers are benefiting every month under the scheme.
  • In the state, agricultural consumers up to 5 horsepower are 51,896 annually being given a bill of only Rs 3,750 instead of rs . This is only 7 per cent of the total amount. The remaining amount is being given to the companies as subsidy by the state government.
  • Similarly, free electricity is being provided to agricultural consumers belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes with land up to one hectare and load of 5 horsepower. About 9 lakh 34 thousand consumers are benefiting every month in this scheme.
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