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Power gets dearer in Himachal by 20 paise/unit

By, Shimla
Mar 31, 2022 03:12 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HIPERC) has on Wednesday issued a new power tariff for the current fiscal making an increase of 20 paise per unit

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HIPERC) has on Wednesday issued a new electricity tariff for the current fiscal making an increase of 20 paise per unit.

The new power rates in Himachal for the current fiscal with an increase of 20 paise per unit will be applicable from April 1. There will be no burden on domestic consumers. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
The new power rates in Himachal for the current fiscal with an increase of 20 paise per unit will be applicable from April 1. There will be no burden on domestic consumers. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)

However, the consumer will not pay the increased bill rather they will pay the subsidy for the increased tariff.

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New electricity rates will be applicable from April 1. There will be no burden on domestic consumers. On the other hand, keeping in view the services rendered by the defence forces in the state, the defence establishments within the state will be charged at domestic rates. Earlier, the duty was charged at wholesale rates. At the same time, commercial establishments operating in the Defense Cantonment Area will be charged at commercial rates

In the wake of services being rendered by defence forces in difficult conditions, all defence establishments within the state shall be charged at domestic rates against bulk supply rates being charged earlier. Commercial establishment within the defence cantonment shall be charged at commercial rates, said secretary, HIPERC, Chhavi Nanta.

The government has made a provision of 500 crore towards the subsidy for electricity consumption by domestic and agriculture consumers in the state and has also committed to providing additional subsidies to neutralise the effect of an increase in tariff 20 paise per unit across all categories. That total electricity subsidy provided by the government would be more than 750 crore.

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