Lakhs electricity bill scheme of Chhattisgarh government has brought relief to lakhs of domestic consumers in the state in the era of inflation. Under this scheme launched by the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, 38 lakh 68 thousand 462 electricity consumers have so far been given domestic subsidy of Rs 1645 crore by the Government of Chhattisgarh, or it can be said that people directly 1645 crores has been saved in the pocket of.
It is noteworthy that in the country’s electricity hub Chhattisgarh, many schemes have been operated to provide electricity to farmers and poor families at concessional rates. In March 2019, the new government launched a new scheme for domestic electricity consumers for the first time. In this scheme started in the name of Half Electricity Bill Scheme, half the bill amount has been waived in the bill up to 400 units of domestic electricity consumers. On the special initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the Half Electricity Bill Scheme launched in Chhattisgarh from March 1, 2019, entitles domestic consumers to 50 percent rebate on the effective tariff on electricity consumption up to 400 units per month. The equivalent amount of this exemption is given by the state government as a grant to the power distribution company. An amount of Rs 658 crore has been released by the state government for the scheme in the year 2020-21 as on January 2021. Under the Half Electricity Bill Scheme, a total of 38 lakh 68 thousand 462 consumers have taken advantage of this scheme since March 2019. From March 2019 till now, the domestic subsidy worth Rs.1645 crore has been given to domestic consumers by the Chhattisgarh government.