Lucknow: Assembly elections are approaching. Every day all the parties are making efforts to cultivate every class. Because of this, all the parties were making big announcements regarding electricity. Some were talking about giving 300 units and some 400 units of free electricity. In the midst of all this, BJP has made a big announcement regarding the electricity bill. CM Yogi has announced to halve the electricity bill of farmers on Thursday.
It was not immediately clear if the relief in urban areas was meant only for farmers in urban villages or all urban residents.
“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who is committed to the prosperity of farmers has decided to provide a 50 per cent rebate on the present rate of the electricity on their private tubewells,” the tweet said.
Accordingly, the revised rate for metered power connection would be Rs 1 per unit instead of Rs 2 now and the fixed charge on one horsepower motors would be Rs 35 instead of the present rate of Rs 70 per meter, it said.
Likewise for power connection without meter, the charge would be Rs 85 for one horsepower, half of Rs 170 taken presently.
In Urban areas, those having metered connection, electricity charge per unit would be Rs 3 in place of the present rate of Rs 6 and fixed meter rental charge of Rs 65 instead of Rs 130 collected currently.