17% hike in overall power tariff, urban domestic consumers to pay Rs 6.25 per unit


17% hike in overall power tariff, urban domestic consumers to pay Rs 6.25 per unit

Rural and urban domestic consumers, drawing power from Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL), the state owned power distribution company, will have to bear the brunt of a hike in power tariff, with effect from April 01, as per the new tarifforder announced by the Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission, (JSERC) on Thursday.
“The average hike in power tariff is around 17%, for all categories of consumers — domestic, commercial, industrial — compared to that of last year. However, for all categories of domestic consumers, the hike is nearly 11%,” Arbind Prasad, chairman of JSERC, said, while announcing the new tariff at the JSERC headquarters at Sainik Bazar complex, Ranchi.

Prasad said the power distribution company had sought to raise the tariff for all categories of domestic consumers, both rural and urban, to Rs 6 per unit. He explained that since JSERC did not agree to an amalgamation of rural and urban consumers Read More

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