Samajwadi Party national president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed district chiefs of his party to stage protests at collectorates across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to protest the hike in power tariff by the government of Yogi Adityanath.
Minister for Energy Kala Venkata Rao on Tuesday said there would not be increase in power tariff in the near future as the government could curtail the T&D losses significantly.
At a time when both rural and urban consumers are feeling the pinch of power tariff hike, the decision of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited to give subsidy on 30,000 units to new upcoming airports in the state has come under fire from Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Upbhokta Parishad.
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.
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.
Uttar Pradesh energy watchdog has spared the industrial sector from power tariff hike for 2017-18 even as it announced on Thursday a 12 per cent increase in the average tariff payable by the sector across board.
Bihar is likely to raise demand for a national power tariff at the two-day conference of power ministers at Rajgir in Nalanda district later this week, state energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said here on Tuesday.
In an attempt to attract investments, Capt Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government on Monday announced industrial power tariff at Rs5 per unit.
Under the BJP government, UP’s power sector is on the revival path. After dithering for years over implementation of bold measures to bridge the revenue gap and restore UP Power Corporation Ltd’s financial health, the state has decided to bite the bullet on tariff increase for non-industrial consumers.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will on Thursday hold a public hearing on power tariff increase petitions filed by state distribution companies.