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Indore: 33.75 lakh consumers get power at ₹ 1 a unit

A subsidy of about ₹ 136 crore has been provided by the government to the consumers under the scheme.

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 12:03 PM IST

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): As part of Grah Jyoti Yojana of the state government, around 33.75 lakh consumers have been provided electricity at the rate of ₹ 1 a unit in Malwa-Nimar region last month.

A subsidy of about ₹ 136 crore has been provided by the government to the consumers under the scheme.

According to the government scheme, those consumers whose consumption of electricity is up to 150 units per month, are charged ₹ 1 a unit for the first 100 units and for the remaining 50 units electricity is charged according to prescribed rates.

The number of people availing benefits of this scheme of government have been increasing in the Malwa-Nimar region.

West Discom managing director Amit Tomar said that out of 15 districts under West Discom, Indore district has the highest number of beneficiaries around 4.25 lakh.

Dhar, Dewas, Barwani, Khargone, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Ujjain have around 2.25 lakh beneficiaries. In other districts also, the beneficiaries figure range from one lakh to 1.75 lakh.

Tomar said that the billing software gives the benefit of the scheme according to the monthly consumption. “There has been an increase in the number of beneficiaries of cheap electricity following some decline in consumption due to lowering of temperature,” he added.

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Published on: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 12:03 PM IST