A unique revolution for welfare and justice to poor of the state: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

03 Jul 2018
A unique revolution for welfare and justice to poor of the state: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government has opened its treasury for the welfare of the poor. A new and unique revolution is taking place in Madhya Pradesh for the welfare of the poor and to give them justice, which is being witnessed by the entire country. CM Chouhan was addressing the State Level Inaugural Function of Saral Bijli Bill Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Baqaaya Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana in Bhopal on July 3. He also presented electricity bill arrears waiver certificates to the beneficiaries in the programme.

Electricity theft cases registered against poor to be revoked

CM Chouhan has said that electricity theft cases and cases of illegal connections registered against poor will be revoked.

Over Rs. 5 thousand crore worth of electricity bills of poor to be waived off

“Saral Bijli Bill” Yojana

Workers registered in the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana will be eligible for the Saral Bijli Yojana. These workers will not be charged for new power connection. Eligible consumers will have to deposit the amount of the actual bill when the electricity bill of Rs 200 or less is received by them. Consumers using air conditioners, heaters and consumers with more than 1000 W combined charge will not be eligible under this scheme. The beneficiaries will get the benefit of the plan from the payment of the July bill in August.


Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that people were not able to get electricity during the tenure of the previous government. We have made arrangement for sufficient electricity. Poor suffered from electricity bills’ arrears more than the electricity bills. Therefore, the state government has decided that electricity bill of poor labourers should be waived off by holding camps in the month of July and August and they should be given certificates of zero electricity bills. Under this, electricity bill of more than Rs. 5000 crore of the poor will be waived off. Thereafter, they will be given a monthly electricity bill at the flat rate of Rs. 200 to enable them to light 4 bulbs and to use 2 fans, one cooler and one TV. Free electricity connections will be provided to poor, who do not possess electricity connections at present.

40 lakh houses to be built for the poor in 4 years

Chief Minister Chouhan said that the state government has set up the Sambal Yojana to empower the poor. The state government had planned to give wheat, rice and salt to the poor at Re 1 per kg. Now there will be no poor person without a house in Madhya Pradesh. Patta will be given to the poor and they will be made owners of the land. In next four years, all the poor will be provided permanent houses on the patta land. 40 lakh houses will be built for the poor and no poor will live without a house.

The state government will bear the fees of the children of the poor

The state government will pay the fees of the children of the poor under the Sambal Yojana. On the birth of a child, women labourers will be given Rs 4000 before childbirth and Rs 12,000 after delivery in the form of maternity assistance. An arrangement of free treatment of poor labourers will be made. In the event of death in a labourer family, Rs 2 lakhs will be provided to members below the age of 60 years, Rs 4 lakhs in case of accidental death and Rs 5 thousand will be given as assistance for last rites. He said that poor labourers should get registered immediately if they are not yet registered under the scheme.

81 lakh families to benefit from Zero Power Bill Scheme

Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme

Registered workers and BPL consumers registered in the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana will be eligible under the Chief Minister’s Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme. In this scheme, there will be a waiver of the outstanding balance and the surcharge amount as on June 2018.

The Chief Minister symbolically distributed certificates of zero electricity bill schemes to some beneficiaries and distributed benefits of free domestic gas connections to the beneficiaries of Ujjwala scheme. Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain said that the outstanding bill of Rs 5,200 crore is being waived in the zero electricity bill scheme. About 81 lakh families will be benefited from the scheme.