2022 Electricity and gas subsidy for vulnerable households
Due to energy price hikes, the Colombian government electricity and gas subsidy scheme, which targets 12.4 million beneficiaries, has seen its budget rise in 2022. By end February 2022, it had reached the equivalent of 40% of the total amount disbursed in the previous year.
The 2023 national budget restricts the scheme access conditions to the poorest households, ensuring however half of electricity and gas expenses are covered in specific areas.
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