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UP govt launches free power connection scheme for BPL families

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Uttar Pradesh launches free power connection scheme for families below the poverty line.
Speaking on the development, State Power Minister Srikant Sharma said, ‘The scheme of providing free power connection to the BPL card holders has been launched at 624 places across the state. Such people would have to pay between Rs. 80 to Rs. 120 for getting the power connection.
Explaining further, he said, ‘The scheme would also provide relief to the middle class people as the instalment payment facility would be admissible for them’.
Sharma said while the Centre had launched the free gas connection scheme for the poor, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is giving free power connection to the same class of people. He also accused the previous government of not being “worried” about the poor.
He said, ‘The Saifai system is now over and the whole of the state is getting uniform power supply,’ he claimed, adding that the same principle is being applied for development.
‘The work on making the state free of crime and corruption is going on a war footing,’ he added.

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