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Punjab CM Waives Off Arrears Of Water Supply Schemes, Sewerage Charges Worth Rs 1,868 Crore

The government has also decided to waive off tubewell power bills for public water distribution in both rural and urban areas.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi led-government on Tuesday decided to waive off arrears of Rural Water Supply schemes, water supply and sewerage charges for domestic connections worth Rs. 1868 crores.

The government has also decided to waive off tubewell power bills for public water distribution in both rural and urban areas.

The Chief Minister said that the Punjab government will also provide free power for all rural water supply (RWS).

“Furthermore, Govt. of Punjab has decided to provide free power for all rural water supply (RWS). The service charge on all RWS schemes will be reduced by 70 percent from Rs.166 to Rs.50 per household per month in the villages worth Rs 440 crores,” he tweeted.

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