Kejriwal announces free electricity scheme!

Kejriwal announces free electricity scheme!

Months ahead of the Assembly elections in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has come up with a populist announcement.  He has made power supply free for those who use less than 200 units.

"Those households which consume up to 200 units of electricity need not pay any bill.  They will get a zero electricity bill. Consumers of 201-400 units of electricity will receive approximately 50% subsidy. People used to pay Rs 622 for 200 units of electricity till yesterday, now it's free," the AAP supremo said.

He added, "For 250 units, they used to pay Rs 800, now they will pay Rs 252. For 300 units, they used to pay Rs 971, now they will pay Rs 526. For 400 units, they used to pay Rs 1320, now they will pay Rs 1075."

This doesn't sound like a financially healthy policy.