The free electricity: Today the government is claiming to provide electricity to every village of the country. The demand for electricity has also increased. The main reason for this is the excessive use of electrical appliances. Electricity is needed to charge or re-run all electrical appliances in the home.
Due to this, the consumption of electricity has increased in the country. But due to the use of all these, the expenses of people are increasing. This is the cost of electricity. But there are many states in the country where electricity is given free. But have you ever wondered who bears the cost and how the government is able to provide free electricity? So let’s know about it in detail.
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How to get free electricity
In Delhi, 200 units of electricity is free. Under this scheme, if a household consumes less than 200 units of electricity in a month, then 100 per cent rebate is given, while till 400 units of electricity is used, 50 per cent rebate up to Rs 800 is given.
Simply put, under the Delhi government’s scheme, people who use less electricity get the benefit. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government has also announced 100 per cent electricity waiver for farmers.
The government pays the bills.
States where consumers get free electricity. Their electricity bill is paid by the state government. In fact, while taking electricity, the government pays its price in advance or an agreement is reached with the power companies regarding the amount of payment. According to this, the electricity of the consumers using free electricity also comes from the state government’s quota.
Electricity bill waived off
This has happened in many states. The state government gives rebate on electricity to the consumers of its state. In this, the burden of electricity bills ranging from several hundred crores to thousands of crores of rupees falls on the government exchequer. Other states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have done the same. This is the same as waiving farmers’ loans.