CM inaugurates ‘Saral Bijli Bill’, ‘Mukhya Mantri Baqaaya Bijli Bill Maafi’ schemes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jul 2018 10:12:27



Staff Reporter

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government has opened its treasury for the welfare of poor. Now, the part of the budget will be provided for poor in proportion to their population in the State. A new and unique revolution is taking place in Madhya Pradesh for poor’s welfare and to give them justice, which is being witnessed by the entire country. He was addressing the State Level Inaugural Function of “Saral Bijli Bill Yojana” and “Mukhya Mantri Baqaaya Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana” under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana here on Tuesday. He also presented electricity bill arrears waiver certificates to the beneficiaries in the programme.

Electricity theft cases registered against poor to be revoked: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that electricity theft cases and cases of illegal connections registered against poor will be revoked.Over worth Rs 5,000 crore electricity bills of poor to be waived off.Saral Bijli Bill’ Yojana:Workers registered in the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana will be eligible for the Saral Bijli Yojana. These workers will not be charged for new power connection. Eligible consumers will have to deposit the amount of the actual bill, when the electricity bill of Rs 200 or less is received by them. Consumers using air conditioners, heaters and consumers with more than 1000 W combined charge will not be eligible under this scheme. The beneficiaries will get the benefit of the plan from the payment of the July bill in August.

CM has said that, people were not able to get electricity during the tenure of previous government. Government made arrangement for sufficient electricity. Poor suffered from electricity bills’ arrears more than the electricity bills. Therefore, the State Government has decided that electricity bill of poor labourers should be waived off by holding camps in the month of July and August and they should be given certificates of zero electricity bills. This is being started in the entire State from today. Under this, electricity bills of more than Rs 5000 crore of poor will be waived off. Thereafter, they will be given monthly electricity bill at the flat rate of Rs 200 to enable them to light 4 bulbs and to use 2 fans, one cooler and one TV. Free electricity connections will be provided to poor, who do not possess electricity connections presently.

He further stated that, everyone has rights over the resources but few people have become rich. They possess enormous wealth. The remaining population remains poor and facing difficulty to make both the ends meet. The State Government has prepared several schemes for the welfare of poor. Late Pt Deendayal Upadhayaya used to say one can seek God by way of service to poor.
The State Government is working for poor. Method has been adopted to distribute money among the poor for their welfare and to eradicate poverty by imposing tax on wealthy people. People’s pleasure at the cost of hard work of poor is not correct. Full justice and rights will be given to poor.

Whoever, do labour and hardwork, whatever caste and religion he or she belongs to are poor. Even farmer holding less than 2.5 acre land is poor.40 lakh houses to be built for the poor in 4 years: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government has set up the Sambal Yojana to empower all the poor. All the facilities will be provided to the poor in this scheme. The state government had planned to give wheat, rice and salt to the poor at Re 1 per kg. Now, there will be no poor person without a house in Madhya Pradesh. Patta will be given to the poor and they will be made owners of land. In the cities, the poor will be given houses. Within four years, all the poor will be provided permanent houses on the patta land. In the next four years, 40 lakh houses will be built for the poor and no poor will live without a house.
State government will bear the fees of the children of the poor:

The state government will pay the fees of the children of the poor under the Sambal Yojana. On the birth of a child, women labourers will be given Rs 4,000 before childbirth and Rs 12,000 after delivery in the form of maternity assistance. Arrangement of free treatment of poor labourers will be made. In the event of death in a labourer family, Rs 2 lakhs will be provided to members below the age of 60 years, Rs 4 lakhs in case of accidental death and Rs 5 thousand will be given as assistance for last rites. He said that poor labourers should get registered immediately if they are not yet registered under the scheme.Poor of all castes and religions should live together with love:

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that big people quarrel over caste and faction. Poor people belonging to any caste or religion should live with love. When all the poor will unite, then the world will see the power of the poor. This is a revolution to give justice to the poor in the State. A revolution is going on in Madhya Pradesh to give rights to the poor. He said that all the poor should move ahead together and take resolve to change the state and improve their future.81 lakh families to benefit from Zero Power Bill Scheme: ‘Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme”. Registered workers and BPL consumers registered in the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana will be eligible under the Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme. In this scheme, there will be waiver of the outstanding balance and the surcharge amount as on June 2018.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan symbolically distributed certificates of zero electricity bill scheme to some beneficiaries and distributed benefits of free domestic gas connections to the beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme. Energy Minister Paras Jain said that the outstanding bill of Rs 5,200 crore is being waived in the zero electricity bill scheme. About 81 lakh families will be benefited from the scheme. Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Gopal Bhargava, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Alok Sharma, District Panchayat President Manohohan Nagar, MP Alok Sanjar, MLA Rameshwar Sharma, Principal Secretary, Energy ICP Kesari besides a large number of other public representatives and beneficiaries of the poor sections were present in the programme. Managing Director of Central Region Power Distribution Company Dr Sanjay Goyal expressed his gratitude to the visitors.