UP,7/1: In the new year, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given a big gift to the farmers of Uttar Pradesh. From the current month, electricity bills for the use of metered, unmetered, energy efficient pumps in rural areas and metered tube wells in urban areas will be halved as compared to the present. According to estimates, this new system of exemption in electricity bill will bring additional financial burden of about Rs 1000 crore per annum on Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited. For this the state government has decided to give grant to UPPCL. On Thursday, the Chief Minister’s Office gave information about the new decision by tweeting.
Actually, after getting the grant from the government, there will be a change in the electricity rates. According to the proposed new rates, where bills have to be paid at the rate of ₹ 2 / unit on metered connections in rural areas, now only ₹ 1 / unit will have to be paid. The fixed charge for this connection will be ₹ 35/horsepower instead of ₹ 70. Similarly, for unmetered connection, the fixed charge will be ₹170/horsepower @ ₹85 per horsepower.