The Maharashtra government, on Tuesday, formed a committee to check the feasibility to provide free electricity to the general public utilizing upto 100 units per month. The State Power Minister, Nitin Raut, stated that the Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA) government has decided to review the condition to provide free electricity to the state’s general public who are utilizing electricity up to 100 units only. He said that the committee will submit the feasibility report within three months to see if this plan shows any sign to come in existence.
“We have made a committee to study the free electricity scheme. This committee will file a feasibility report in three months,” said Raut in the state legislative assembly, quoted news agency ANI.
The Maharashtra government had expressed it’s interest to provide free electricity to it’s citizens in view of the Delhi assembly election result 2020. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ruled Delhi voted the party back in power for their free electricity scheme and other such public welfare schemes.
State minister, Raut, had said on February 7 that his government will study the free electricity schemes and implement it for it’s residents. “We are considering a proposal to provide free electricity for residents whose usage is under 100 units per month,” the minister had expressed this interest while speaking to the ANI reporter. He had also expressed his interest to provide electricity to the industries at a cheaper rate to promote business welfare.
It is evidently proven that AAP could win this year’s assembly election by recounting their free services given to its residents during its reign. The same development model is now seem to be eyed by the alliance government of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is currently ruled by MVA comprising of Shiv Sena, Congress party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). MVA seems to be aspired to come in people’s good books by announcing such free schemes.