Madhya Pradesh : Power dues of 77 lakhs families waived off

The Madhya Pradesh government under Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to waive off power bills of 77 lakh families below the poverty line (BPL) and those covered under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana.

The decision was announced on Tuesday under a Saral Bijli Bill Scheme. The scheme will be launched on 13 June to provide power to BPL households at Rs 200 per month.

After August, electricity will be supplied at the flat rate, with which beneficiaries may use one fan, one light bulb and a television, said officials. The scheme extends the benefits to unorganised labourers as well, with power being supplied at the fixed flat rate.

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