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New Delhi: Free water scheme, subsidised electricty schemes to end

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Delhiites won't enjoy subsidised water
New Delhi, April 2: When Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fought the Delhi Assembly elections in December last year, one of their key promises to Delhiites was free water supply and subsidised electricity bill.

But since yesterday, April 1, people in Delhi won't be enjoying free water supply. To add to their woes, they will have to pay 10 per cent more in water tariff from next month and also subsidy on power consumption 400 units will come to an end.

According to Delhi Jal Board officials, the water subsidy was subjected to the funds available with the Board, and Delhi Jal Board had decided to continue to fund the scheme till March 2014, following which the government would allocate more funds.

Residents will have to pay 10 per cent more in water tariff

But since AAP government resigned on Feb 14, 2014, and the Delhi Assembly was kept in suspended animation there have been no funds set aside to continue the scheme further.

When the AAP formed the government in Delhi, it immediately implemented the subsidy on water and electricity bills bringing relief to the common man.

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