new Delhi. In many states of Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party is getting huge benefit of electricity free. In such a situation, the Delhi Government has made full preparations to continue the facility of electricity half to the residents of Delhi next year as well. Delhi government Rs 3,200 crore in the next financial year free and subsidized electricity budget for (Delhi Budget 2022-23) is going to make provision.
For this, the proposal prepared by the Energy Department has been sent to the Finance Department. In this proposal, it has been proposed to provide 200 units of free electricity and subsidy up to 400 units to domestic electricity consumers.
Sources reveal that in the financial year 2022-23, the Department of Energy has Rs 3,250 crore for free and subsidized electricity Estimated cost. A proposal has been prepared regarding this, which has been sent to the Finance Department for inclusion in the budget. This assessment has been done on the basis of the electricity bills coming in the three power distribution companies, NDMC and the cantonment area.
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In the report sent by the department to the government, it has been said that the benefit of free electricity up to 200 units is estimated to reach 27.73 lakh families. At the same time, the benefit of electricity subsidy up to 200-400 units has been estimated to reach 15.5 lakh families. In this way, out of 54.5 lakh domestic electricity connections, about 43 lakh electricity connections will come under its purview. The government had made a provision of 3090 crores for free and subsidized electricity in the budget of 2021-22, which was later increased in the revised budget estimates.
86 percent of Delhi’s households are getting free electricity
Meanwhile, if seen, the Delhi government had announced zero bill for domestic electricity consumers from August 1, 2019, on electricity consumption up to 200 units. While a provision of subsidy of Rs 800 was made to those consuming electricity up to 400 units. 14 lakh 64 thousand 270 families got the benefit of free electricity in the first month after the implementation of the government’s scheme to provide free electricity to those who spent up to 200 units from August 1, 2019.
At that time this number was 28 percent of the total domestic electricity consumers. But later the number of consumers of free electricity and subsidized domestic electricity has been increasing continuously. The number of households availing free and subsidized electricity has reached 86 per cent.
AAP made 300 units of electricity free after Punjab election victory
Let us inform that after the thumping victory in the elections in the Punjab Legislative Assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party, which is going to form the government, has announced to give free electricity up to 300 units. Along with this, 12 hours free electricity has also been announced to the farmers. Keeping this promise, the Aam Aadmi Party is playing big bets on it in other states as well. Other states have also started promising electricity free.
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