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Delhi govt offers power subsidy opt-out amid dwindling liquor revenue

AAP says enough money to pay subsidy, only giving an option to those who don't want it and the move would expose "double talk" of BJP

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The Delhi government gives 100 per cent power subsidy to those consuming up to 200 units a month and 50 per cent or up to Rs 800 a person using up to 400 units per month

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Delhi is far better financially than most states to continue freebies. Why then has it decided to allow people to opt out of the free electricity subsidy given to those consuming up to 400 units?

Any saving from the Rs 3,250 crore power subsidy that the Delhi government has budgeted for the current financial year will be known after the data on the options exercised by its over 5.8 million electricity consumers is known. The government has projected its revenue surplus at Rs 7,601 crore this financial year, compared to the Rs 3,039 crore deficit it had in the previous

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First Published: Sep 15 2022 | 2:17 PM IST

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