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Indore: 34.5 lakh consumers get power at Re 1 per unit

A subsidy of about Rs 137 crore has been provided by the government to the consumers under the scheme.

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:35 PM IST

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Indore

As part of Grah Jyoti Yojana of the state government, around 34.54 lakh consumers have been provided electricity at the rate of Re 1 unit in Malwa-Nimar region last month.

A subsidy of about Rs 137 crore has been provided by the government to the consumers under the scheme.

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

The number of people availing the benefit of this scheme of government has been increasing 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 at around 4.5 lakh.

Dhar, Dewas, Barwani, Khargone, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Ujjain have around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries. In other districts also, the beneficiaries figure ranges from one lakh to 2.5 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: Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:35 PM IST