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Feb 26, 2016 09:04 AM IST | Source: PTI

AAP govt's power subsidy scheme to be extended to NDMC areas

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Secretariat.

AAP govt's power subsidy scheme to be extended to NDMC areas

Power tariff for people residing in Lutyens' Delhi will be reduced by half with AAP government deciding to extend the electricity subsidy scheme to domestic consumers in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas.


The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Secretariat.


After coming to power, Kejriwal had announced a 50 percent subsidy on monthly power consumption of up to 400 units.


"Government has decided that the existing scheme of providing 50 percent reduction in the electricity bills of domestic consumers using up to 400 units per month will also be applicable to the consumers residing in NDMC areas," said a senior government official.


The official said an additional fund of Rs 15 crore will be provided by the government to the Power Department for this purpose.

The scheme was so far benefiting around 36 lakh or 90 percent of the consumers.

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