The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Saturday announced a statewide agitation against power tariff hike in UP, which they said would start from December 5 and go on till the hike is revoked. National spokesperson of BKU, Rakesh Tikait, said farmers had been “stabbed in the back” with the decision, which was announced on Thursday, hours after conclusion of the final phase of municipal elections in the state.
Until now, for metered rural consumers, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) charged Rs 2 per unit for the first 100 units (the prescribed limit) and Rs 3 for power consumption above that. When the new prices are implemented from December 10, they would have to pay Rs 3 per unit for consumption below 100 units and Rs 4.5 after that. Read More…
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