The National Democratic Alliance government has proposed to rationalize electricity tariff categories, simplify slabs and make them more competitive for businesses in a push to its Make in India drive.
The new electricity tariff for fiscal 2018-19 was made effective on Sunday without announcement of corresponding subsidy by the state government.
Electricity consumers in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Surat may have to cough up more as Torrent Power Limited (TPL) has sought permission to increase power rates. The company claims that it needs higher rates to recover its past under-recoveries.
The Adani Group today dismissed Congress’ allegation of charging exorbitant electricity tariff in Gujarat, saying it sold power to the state at a “very attractive” price of Rs 2.65 per unit over the last four years.