Power Tariff Hiked By 2.31% In Chhattisgarh

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  • 5 paise per unit has been increased for 220 KV and 132 KV.
  • 25 % rebate in power tariff has been granted to the textile, power loom industry.
  • Business activities run by women will get 10 % rebate.

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) announced an average hike in power tariff by 2.31 per cent for all categories of consumers for the financial year 2022-23. An average hike of 2.31 per cent in power tariff over the previous rates has been done across all consumer categories, said S P Shukla, Secretary of CSERC. The new tariffs have been made effective from April onwards, it was stated.

The CSERC revised the power tariff in August last year after a gap of three years, with an average hike of 37 paise (6.19 per cent) per unit. The electricity services are managed by five state-run companies for holding, generation, transmission, distribution and trading, in the state. For domestic consumers, the tariff has been increased by 10 paise per unit in all categories of power consumption. Similarly, 15 paise per unit hike has been made in all categories of non-domestic consumers.

For 220 kV and 132 kV high voltage steel industries, Rs 5 paise per unit hike has been made. A rebate of per cent on energy charges shall be applicable for poha and murmura mills under the LV-5 category as it is being given under the HV-5 category. To encourage an environment-friendly transport system, tariffs for electric vehicle charging units will continue to be Rs 5 per unit as earlier. The discount in power surcharge to medical establishments in tribal and rural areas will continue to be 7 per cent in power tariff.

Slamming the ruling Congress for the hike, former Chief Minister and BJP national vice-president Raman Singh said, “The Congress was elected to power after they promised to provide rebate in electricity tariff. But now the Bhupesh Baghel government has been giving shocks one after another to people.” “A hike in power tariff will burden people. They will not tolerate this betrayal and will teach a lesson to the Congress in the next year’s Assembly election,” he added.

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