Raipur : Domestic Electricity Consumers saved Rs 1645 crore during the time of inflation

More than 38.68 lakh families have recieved Rs 1645 crore as subsidy under Chhattisgarh Government’s Half Electricity Bill Scheme

Raipur, 7 February 2021

Chhattisgarh Government’s Half Electricity Bill Scheme has brought relief to lakhs of consumers during inflation. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, State Government has provided domestic subsidy of Rs 1645 crore to 38 lakh 68 thousand 462 electricity consumers under this scheme. In other words, people have directly saved Rs 1645 crore. 

It is noteworthy that many schemes are being conducted in Chhattisgarh to provide electricity supply at concessional rates to farmers and poor families. In March 2019, the new government launched a new scheme for domestic electricity consumers ‘Half Electricity Bill Scheme’, under which 50% concession is given to the domestic consumers on consumption of upto 400 units of electricity. 

On the special initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the Half Electricity Bill Scheme launched in Chhattisgarh from March 1, 2019, entitles domestic consumers to 50 percent rebate on the effective tariff on electricity consumption up to 400 units per month. The equivalent amount of this exemption is given by the state government as a grant to the power distribution company. An amount of Rs 658 crore has been released by the state government for the scheme as on January 2021. Under the Half Electricity Bill Scheme, a total of 38 lakh 68 thousand 462 consumers have taken advantage of this scheme since March 2019. From March 2019 till now, the domestic subsidy worth Rs.1645 crore has been given to domestic consumers by Chhattisgarh government.

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