Power Bill Waiver Scheme Current Affairs - 2019
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Madhya Pradesh Government has Sambal Yojana, an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme for labourers and poor families. Under this scheme, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and registered labourers of unorganised sector from the state will be provided electricity at cost of Rs 200 per month,
The objective of scheme is to make sure that all households have power facility in the state. The beneficiaries will be provided with power free of cost connection.
Intended Beneficiaries: Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and registered labourers of unorganised sector are targeted beneficiaries of the scheme. People not using air-conditioners, electric heaters and whose power consumption is below 1000 watts would be eligible for this scheme. It will benefit more than 88 lakh families in the state. So far, around one crore 83 lakh workers are registered under the scheme.
Key Features of the scheme: Under its subsidised power segment, registered labourers of unorganised sector and BPL families will be provided with electricity at Rs 200 per month. In case the bill is lower than Rs 200, beneficiaries will have to pay actual bill amount and if bill amount is crossing Rs 200 then, difference amount will be subsidised by state government. Pending dues of beneficiaries will be waived off completely under scheme. The beneficiaries of the scheme will be able to operate fan, television and bulbs.