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Free Lifeline Water
AAP will ensure free lifeline water of up to 20 kiloliters (20,000 liters) to every household per month through a Delhi Jal Board’s (DJB) metered water connection. This scheme will be extended to group-housing societies.
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The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi announced a 50 percent slash in power tariff up to 400 units and 20,000 litres free water per household. The decision will benefit around 90 per cent of Delhiites. The rates will come into effect from March 1, announced Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia after a Cabinet meeting. "The reduction in power tariff will benefit 36,06,428 families, which is around 90 per cent of the city's population," Sisodia said, adding that those consuming over 400 units would have to pay the full bill. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also announced that government will also provide 20,000 litres of free water to every household per month. However, water tariff will be charged if the consumption limit exceeds 20,000 litres. Sisodia said consumers getting free water will not require to pay for sewer charges. On the free power scheme, Sisodia said government will review the power rates after CAG completes audit of the accounts of the power discoms. In its manifesto, AAP had promised to cut power tariff by 50 per cent immediately after coming to power. The AAP had also promised 20 kilolitres (20,000 litres) of free water to every household per month. The announcements came on the heels of Kejriwal's meeting with Comptroller and Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma to assess the status of the audit of power companies ordered by the first AAP government more than a year ago. In January last year, Kejriwal had ordered a CAG audit of the finances of the three power companies - BSES Yamuna Power Ltd, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. It had even warned the discoms that their licenses may be cancelled if they do not cooperate with the audit. Delhi discoms are a 51:49 per cent joint venture between the private companies and the Delhi government. Earlier, Kejriwal had said his government was going to cut power tariff "very soon" in line with election promises made by his party. The discoms had opposed the CAG scrutiny and approached the Delhi High Court, contending that Delhi government's decision asking CAG to audit the power companies' accounts is "patently" illegal on several counts.

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