Jammu and Kashmir Admin slashes electricity, water charges by 50 percent

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration led by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday announced fifty percent discount for electricity and water bills. The incumbent Lieutenant Governer Sinha made the announcement in Srinagar this afternoon.

“…We have decided to discount the electricity and water bills by fifty percent for one year” which as per the adminstration head, “will cost around 105 crores to the state exchequer.”

“It will be applicable to all the customers including farmer, business, trade and industry class,” Sinha said.

Earlier, Sinha announced a mega economic package of Rs 1350 for reviving the ailing business sector of the Jammu and Kashmir stating that “this was just a beginning and much more was in the offing.”

He also said that the government was mulling a “structured package” for transporters, drivers, auto-drivers, house boat owners and shikara wallas.

Addressing a press conference at Rajbhawan, J&K LG Sinha said that when he took over the reins of the UT a month ago, he had stated that resolution of people’s issues wasn’t possible without the participation and support of common people.

“On August 18 this year I met almost 35 delegations from various sectors after which a committee headed by my advisor KK Sharma was constituted. And I am happy that the committee has submitted its report in a time-bound manner,” the LG Sinha said.

He said that he was glad to announce that for the first time an official committee has submitted it’s report in the shortest possible time.


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