Prime News, National, Politics, Energy, Chandigarh, April 16:- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab today (April 16) announced 300 units of free power to every household from July 1.
The announcement comes as the Bhagwant Mann-led government in the State completed one month in the office Saturday. The announcement was made in advertisements published by the State’s Information and Public Relations Department in various newspapers on Saturday.
Indicating that the Punjab government could make the announcement this week, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday (April 12) said he will soon give a “good news” to the people of the State.
“Had a wonderful meeting with our leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Very soon, will give good news to the people of Punjab,” said Mann in a tweet.
Providing free electricity to every household for up to 300 units was one of the major promises made by AAP in the run-up to the Punjab Assembly polls.
While making the promise, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said despite a surplus power production in the State, long power cuts are imposed and many people get inflated bills.
“There are many people in villages who got “wrong” bills and their power connections were cut because of the non-payment and such people resorted to stealing power,” Kejriwal had said.
Punjab was already providing free electricity to the farming sector. It also provides 200 units of free power to all Scheduled Castes, backward castes and the below poverty line households. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)