Ahead of polls, CM Channi to waive water bills of rural/urban consumers

  • In a meeting of the Punjab cabinet on Monday, CM Charanjit Singh Channi announced that the state government will waive all pending bills of rural and urban areas.

  • In addition, he also announced introducing a monthly flat rate of Rs 50 per connection.

  • This waiver in water bills for rural areas would put a burden of Rs 1,200 crore on the state exchequer, the waiver for urban areas would put a burden of Rs 700 crore.

  • Additionally, he also announced that there will no water tariff for a plot size upto 125 sq. yards.

  • The Cabinet decided that in future, the state government would pay the electricity bills of public health tubewells supplying potable water in rural and urban areas.

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