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Delhi announces 200 units/month free power for tenants
Delhi announces 200 units/month free power for tenants

New Delhi, Sep 26 (TIWN) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday extended the benefit of subsidized power connections to tenants in the national capital for availing 200 units of electricity per month free of charge.

Making the announcement, he said those living on rent can now avail the benefits of the Delhi government''s electricity subsidy under the ''Mukhyamantri Kiraydaar Bilji Meter Yojana''.

"The tenants will be issued a pre-paid meter under the scheme," Kejriwal said.

For installing the pre-paid meters, a copy of the rent agreement will be sufficient, he added.

"Earlier, people needed to have an NOC from the landlords," he said.

He also said that tenants were unable to get a separate power meter so far because homeowners were not very keen to give the NOC for an independent connection.

"We have removed this requirement, so that tenants will now get a Kiraydaar Meter using just two documents - rent agreement/receipt or any identity card," said the Chief Minister.

He also said that many homeowners have multiple tenants which significantly increases the power consumption under a single connection, bringing them under a high tariff slab.

"Tenants have to some times pay Rs 8-10 per unit to their landlords. They have not been able to avail the benefits of the provision of free electricity up to 200 units by the Delhi government. In fact, even the home owner in such cases has not been able to get the subsidy," said Kejriwal.

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