New tariff is not going to have an effect on free 600 unit electrical energy scheme, assures Harbhajan Singh ETO
Chandigarh, Might 16:
Punjab Energy Minister Mr. Harbhajan Singh ETO as we speak assured that new electrical energy tariff is not going to have an effect on on the frequent folks of the state as the price of elevated electrical energy charges shall be borne by the state authorities.
The facility minister mentioned that energy tariff in lots of states could be very excessive, whereas the charges in Punjab are decrease than different states. The facility minister mentioned, there was no enhance in electrical energy charges over the past one yr. He mentioned that generally coal must be imported as a consequence of union authorities insurance policies. Equally, the prices of putting in new transformers are rising.
The cupboard minister reiterated, free energy to farmers, backed energy tariff trade and 600 items free electrical energy for home customers will proceed as of earlier. Energy subsidy will proceed and no scheme shall be stopped, he added.
Lashing out at opposition events, the cupboard minister mentioned that the earlier dispensations used to extend the facility charges a number of occasions in a yr, whereas our authorities has barely elevated the tariff after one yr, which is not going to have an effect on the free energy scheme. He mentioned, slightly our authorities is constantly working to strengthen the electrical energy division by constantly recruiting workers and offering pay scales to new workers.