Now Jharkhand Govt’s Freebies: 5 Unit Bijli For Every New Tree

“Anybody who plants a tree in their house would be provided five units of free electricity for planting and protecting one tree each in an individual campus,” Soren had said, adding that the policy was launched keeping in mind the concretisation of urban areas.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 21 October, 2022 3:03 pm IST

With an aim to encourage people to plant more trees, the Jharkhand government has announced to provide five units of free electricity for planting one tree each.

The offer is aimed at improving the green cover in urban areas of the state and including every person in the tree plantation mission, said the state government.

In a meeting chaired by Rajya Sabha MP and chairperson of the Political Coordination Committee of the Federation of Jharkhand Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Dr Mahua Manjhi said that the new policy will receive its full support for its promotion.

In July, chief minister Hemant Soren announced the policy while addressing a gathering at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi.

“Anybody who plants a tree in their house would be provided five units of free electricity for planting and protecting one tree each in an individual campus,” Soren had said, adding that the policy was launched keeping in mind the concretisation of urban areas.

Only the trees that provide shade are eligible for the benefit under this policy. Flowery plants have been exempted.

During the meeting, the chairman said that the federation would launch a campaign to popularise the government initiative which would make cities in the state greener.

Many believe that the Jharkhand government’s policy is s tweaked version of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal’s ambitious plan to provide free electricity of a certain limit.

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