Indian government to waive power and water bills for over two lakh households

By Ajoy ChatterjeeThe Government of India on Tuesday waived electricity and water rates for over 2 lakh households, including households under 25 years old.

This is the second such waiver in less than a week.

The waiver comes on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on December 8, 2017, to cut water and electricity rates.

In addition, the government also announced that its government scheme for water and sewerage delivery will be extended for two years. 

The government said the measure was taken to ease the burden on households as it was being implemented in a “time-sensitive manner.”