Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday that even tenants ‘Griha Jyoti’ scheme are eligible to take advantage of the scheme, under which 200 units of free electricity will be given to all domestic consumers of the state from July 1. The clarification comes a day after the Congress government issued guidelines for availing free power under the scheme.
Tenants will also get 200 units of free electricity
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, we will give free electricity (200 units) to those living on rent as well. Those who spend less than 200 units will not have to pay anything. Tenants will also be eligible to take advantage of ‘Griha Jyoti’ scheme. He clarified that the scheme will not apply to electricity used for commercial work.
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