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Himachal govt counters AAP: Offers free electrical energy

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], August 28 (ANI): Mounting a robust counter-attack on the Aam Aadmi Party’s election sop of free electrical energy the BJP-led Himachal Pradesh authorities has promised 125 models of free electrical energy per thirty days to over 14 lakh voters of the State.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur whereas presiding over the perform organized by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. to launch the Scheme, ‘125 Units of Free Electricity’ to the shoppers of the State held on the Paddal floor at Mandi on Sunday mentioned, “The state government has taken many such welfare decisions during the tenure of the present government to ensure direct benefits to the common people.”The Chief Minister mentioned that the state authorities not too long ago took a choice that 125 models of free energy can be offered to the individuals of the State which has benefitted over 14 lakh electrical energy shoppers of the State as they had been now getting zero electrical energy payments.

Thakur mentioned that the state generates surplus electrical energy and it has about 24,567 MW energy potential, out of which 11,138 MW stands harnessed.

“The State has set a target of harnessing 10,000 MW of additional power potential by the year 2030, out of which about 1500 to 2000 MW would be solar power,” he mentioned.

Himachal CM additional mentioned that the state authorities had modified insurance policies sometimes to encourage undertaking builders to take a position not solely in hydropower initiatives but in addition in photo voltaic, wind and hybrid cum pumped storage. “Due to these efforts of the State Government, construction work of 24 hydroelectric projects has been completed in the state during this tenure,” he added.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the State of Himachal Pradesh was often called the ‘Power State’ and the State Government felt that the electrical energy shoppers ought to get some profit from this distinction of the State.

“The State Government thus decided to provide 125 units of free power to the consumers. With this decision of the State Government, out of total 22,59,645 domestic consumers of the state, over 14,62,130 consumers were now getting zero Electricity bill,” mentioned CM Thakur.

He mentioned that on the consumption of 125 models of energy, the shoppers earlier needed to pay about Rs 600. “Thus providing 125 units free power, the State Government has ensured saving of about Rs 600 per month for over 14 lakh consumers,” he added.

Highlighting the profit given by the current authorities to ladies within the state, Thakur mentioned, “The women constitute fifty per cent of our total population and one cannot even imagine development without active participation and overall development of the women. With this objective in mind, the present State Government was providing 50 per cent concession in bus fare in HRTC buses.”He mentioned that a further quantity of Rs 25,000 revolving fund has been offered to all the ladies’s self-help teams related to the village group.

“The Government has started Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana to make women empowered and self-reliant and subsidy upto 35 per cent was being provided to them to start their own self-employment venture,” he mentioned.

The Chief Minister mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares a particular bonding and benevolence with the individuals of the State.

“Today in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, the Prime Minister made reference to the Gangot panchayat of Kangra district for making children of migrant labourers special guests during the celebration of 15 August this year. The Prime Minister also referred to the community participation of the people of Spiti valley during the harvesting of their crops. This shows the special bonding the Prime Minister shares with the State and its people,” the Chief Minister mentioned.

He additionally urged the individuals of the state to save lots of energy as energy is energy generated.

“The state government has made unparalleled development during the current tenure,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that over 5000 kilometre roads have been constructed and a report variety of Divisions and Sub Divisions of Jal Shakti, PWD and HPSEB have been opened and SDM workplaces and Developmental Blocks have been created through the tenure of the current State Government.

He mentioned that the State Government was additionally celebrating 75 years of existence of the State and organizing 75 occasions all through the State to thank the individuals of the State for his or her contribution to this superb developmental journey of the State.

He urged the individuals of the State to offer wholehearted assist to the current State Government in order that the tempo of growth goes uninterrupted. (ANI)The Chief Minister nearly interacted with beneficiaries of this scheme. All these beneficiaries thanked the Chief Minister for beginning this scheme for offering 125 models of free energy to the shoppers and offering them much-needed aid.

The Chief Minister additionally inaugurated 33KV Electric Sub Station Kalyard, Mandi with a price of Rs 3.29 crore.

Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary whereas addressing the occasion nearly thanked the Chief Minister for launching this scheme, which has offered much-needed aid to the shoppers of the State.

He mentioned that preserving in view the COVID-19 pandemic, the current State Government headed by Chief Minister Thakur had earlier determined to offer free electrical energy as much as 60 models and now the State Government has determined to offer 125 models of free energy to the shoppers, which have benefited over 14 lakh shoppers.

Managing Director HPSEB Ltd. Pankaj Dadwal welcomed the Chief Minister and different dignitaries current on the event.

A movie produced by the HPSEB Ltd. on the progress the State has made within the energy sector was additionally screened every now and then.

Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, MLAs Anil Sharma, Rakesh Jamwal, Vinod Kumar, Col. Inder Singh, Jawahar Thakur, Hira Lal, Inder Singh Gandhi, Chairman Milkfed Nihal Chand Sharma, Chairman Zila Parishad Pal Verma, former MLA DD Thakur and Kanhaiya Lal, Mayor Mandi Municipal Corporation Rupali Jaswal, Chairman Wakf Board Mohd. Rajbali, Deputy Commissioner Mandi Arindam Chaudhary, and Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri had been current on the event amongst others. (ANI)