The commission has sought to discourage the unmetered power supply by doubling the tariff. The tariff for rural consumers with a connected load up to 2KW will go up from Rs 180/KW per month to Rs 300/KW per month. This would further increase to Rs 400/KW per month from April next year.
For metered rural consumers, the commission announced tariff hike from Rs 3 to Rs 5.50 per unit depending on various slabs. These consumers would also be required to pay a fixed charge of Rs 80 per unit. The fixed charge of Rs 50 KW per month would be levied from rural users consuming up to 100 units. Read More…
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