Addressing a gathering at an tournament in Chandigarh, he also said there would possibly be no amplify within the electricity tariff for industrial consumers while free energy to the farming community will proceed.
“From July 1, every family in Punjab will catch free electricity of 300 objects monthly,” the chief minister said. The enlighten’s data and public relatives division had set out ads with the announcement in different newspapers that came out on Saturday morning.
This turn out to be once one amongst the most well-known ballotguarantees of the Aam Aadmi Celebration all around the Punjab assembly election. The occasion’s nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal had promised free electricity of up to 300 objects for the enlighten in June last year.
Chief Minister Mann had on Thursday said in Jalandhar that “factual news” would possibly be announced on April 16.
Mann had met Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal within the nationwide capital on Tuesday to be in contact referring to the modalities of providing free electricity for up to 300 objects in Punjab.
The Delhi chief minister had also met senior officers of Punjab, including chief secretary Anirudh Tewari, to be in contact referring to the topic of free electricity.
Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira requested Mann why free electricity would possibly be equipped from July month finest and whether energy consumers need to pay the paunchy bill if their consumption exceeds 300 objects.
The Bholath MLA, in a tweet, said, “I welcome Bhagwant Mann for stress-free his promise of 300 objects of free electricity however why wait till 1st July? Is there a be troubled of fiscal administration? And please clarify if the bill is 301 objects will the consumers be charged the paunchy bill? Lastly any switch to cease away with tubewell subsidy?”
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring tweeted, “Bhagwant Mann Ji, the Proof of the pudding is within the ingesting… The truthfulness of your 300 unit free energy shall be examined in detail and the necessities connected to it… Handiest of luck to PSPCL who beget to dwell on now, one diagram or the opposite.”
Punjab turn out to be once already providing free electricity to the farming sector. It also offers 200 objects of free energy to all Scheduled Castes, backward castes and the below poverty line households.