The Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab on Saturday announced 300 units of free power to every household from July 1. The announcement is in line with the party’s poll promise ahead of the recently concluded Punjab Assembly Elections and comes as CM Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government completed one month in the office today.
A few days ago, AAP spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang had indicated that the Punjab government’s blueprint for giving 300 units of free electricity to people is almost ready and soon an announcement will be made.
Earlier, Punjab used to provide free power to the agricultural sector and 200 free units to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, and people falling under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) as per a scheme introduced in 2016.
Kejriwal had also promised that his party would ensure a round-the-clock power supply in Punjab and waive pending electricity bills if it wins the next Assembly polls.
Punjab CM last month announced the rollout of the doorstep ration delivery scheme, which was also AAP’s key campaign agenda in the polls.
(With inputs from agencies)