The final decision will be taken in three months. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut said on Friday that the state government was considering a proposal to provide electricity free to the residential users whose monthly consumption is up to 100 units.
His department will also study a proposal to provide electricity to farmers during daytime, he told reporters here. “We are considering a proposal to provide free electricity to those who consume up to 100 units every month,” he said.
“I have asked the department to study the proposal and take a decision in three months. The department will also study a proposal to provide electricity to farmers during day time,” the Maharashtra minister said. At present electricity for agricultural purposes is provided only during night.
Meanwhile, AAP government in Delhi has been providing free power up to 200 units since August 2019. Delhi government had announced people living in the capital for not paying any amount of their electricity bills if their power consumption does not exceed 200 units.
Making the announcement at a press conference, Arvind Kejriwal had also said those consuming 201 to 401 units of electricity will continue to get 50 per cent power subsidy from the government.