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.
Chairman of the Parishad Avadhesh Kumar Varma said, “ The government has brought down subsidised power for rural areas from 150 units to just 100 units and reduced the subsidy from Rs 4 to Rs 3 per unit. But for new upcoming airports built for rich people, the government has decided to give subsidy of Rs 4 per unit on 30,000 units of power. This cannot be tolerated.”
He said, “Either the chief minister was not taken into confidence before taking this anti -farmer decision or he has been misguided on the issue of power tariff.” Read More…
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