New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Electricity will remain cheaper for Delhi residents as the state government has decided to extend the current subsidy on electricity for citizens who use up to 400 units a month, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.
The decision to extend the subsidy on electricity for domestic use to the financial year 2017-18 was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Sisodia said.
The subsidy will continue to be Rs 2 per unit for consumers in the slab of 0-200 units and Rs 2.97 per unit for consumers in the slab of 201-400 units.
“The total amount of subsidy will be Rs 1,720 crore for the current financial year,” according to an official statement.
Lower power bills was one of the planks on which the Aam Aadmi Party fought the state Assembly election in 2013 and came to power for the first time.