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Haryana to Waive Outstanding Water Charges

  • 08 Jan 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

Recently, a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal has decided to waive outstanding water charges, including surcharge and interest, amounting to ₹372.13 crore for rural households in the State.

Key Points

  • According to the sources, 28.87 lakh water connection holders will be benefited from this waiver. This does not extend to institutional, commercial, or industrial consumers falling under the Public Health Engineering department.
  • The Cabinet has approved the waiver of water charges amounting to ₹336.35 crore, accumulated from April 1, 2015, to December 31, 2022, for all types of consumers in villages and rural areas.
    • This includes the general category as well as Scheduled Caste categories.
  • The policy on the development of ecotourism has also been approved. The policy emphasises the conservation of Haryana’s diverse landscapes
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