MP govt launches outstanding power bill waiver scheme ‘Sambal’

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In Madhya Pradesh, the government has launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families. Under the scheme, the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost of 200 rupees per month. The objective of this scheme to make sure that all the households have power facility in the state.

One crore 83 lakh workers registered under Sambal Yojana in the state till now. Under this scheme, outstanding electricity bill worth five thousand 179 crores rupees is to be waived off. Under the subsidised power segment of this scheme, registered labourers of the unorganised sector and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost of 200 rupees per month while Power connection would be provided free of cost to the beneficiaries. Official release said that in case the bill is lower than 200 rupees, the beneficiary will have to pay the actual bill amount and if the bill amount crossing 200 rupees , then the difference amount would be subsidised by the state government.

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