HOMES OF BPL, SC & BC CONSUMERS ALL SET TO ILLUMINATE WITH ‘LED’ BULBS

Chandigarh, September 04: Under the visionary guidance of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has launched a novel initiative worth Rs. 8.63 crore aimed at providing viable power solutions to the people hailing from the Below Poverty Line (BPL), SC, and BC backgrounds.

  • PSPCL LAUNCHES ‘KIFAYATI LED BULB YOJNA’ WORTH Rs. 8.63 CRORE: A VENU PRASAD

Divulging the details, the CMD PSPCL A Venu Prasad said that in accordance with the ‘Kifayati LED Bulb Yojna’, each existing eligible consumer from BPL, SC and BC categories, availing electricity subsidy having sanctioned load up to 1 KW, would be provided with the 2 LED bulbs at just Rs. 30.

Pointing out the benefits entailed under the scheme, the CMD said that these LED bulbs would save the electricity up to 80-90 percent and are long-lasting (20,000 hours) with no chance of fire besides being environment friendly.

CMD also added that the consumers can avail of the said scheme by contacting the concerned PSPCL office and depositing a copy of the current bill, identity proof, and a self undertaking. BPL, SC, and BC categories consumers up to 1 KW of connected load get electricity concession of 200 units per month. Subsidy on account of this for the year 2019-20 as approved by the PSERC is Rs 1598.47 Crore.