There are no provisions in the Electricity (Amendment) Bill which will affect the subsidies being granted to any category: RK Singh

RK Singh – Union Minister:

The Bill is not contentious at all.

There are no provisions in the Bill which will affect the subsidies being granted to any category.

There is no provision in the Bill which affect farmers.

It appears you have not read the Bill.

We consulted all the states – in writing and also in meetings with them.

In order to further the consultation process, before I introduce the Bill I had written to the Speaker giving notice of my intention to move that the Bill be sent to the Standing Committee for examination during the process.

So it was our instance that the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee.

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen. Sec., Congress

Opposition protested the very introduction of the highly contentious Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 that has been objected to by many states and farmers.

At least the Bill has found its way to the Standing Committee concerned.

Hopefully it will follow a consultative process.

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