Congress to launch protest against power tariff Hikes

Published on:03 Mar, 2015


Congress to launch protest against power tariff Hikes

Recently the BJP led Rajasthan Goverment hikes the power tariff with approx 16 percent due to this the Rajasthan Congress decided and announced that its all units would hold a protest against this decision on March 4.

In a statement the Dr Archna Sharma the Vice President of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) said that at all district headquarters the Congress workers will hold demonstration against power tariff hike which was in the range of 16 to 19 per cent on all categories of customers on March 4.

She also said that a delegation of district Congress units would demand the state government to roll back tariff and submit a memorandum to the concerned collectors to this effect.

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) had announced revised power tariffs for different consumer categories, permitting Discoms to increase domestic electricity charges by around 16% (85 paise per unit) and non-domestic usages charges by around 19%. The average increase for all categories is 16.89%.

The fixed charges too were increased for all categories – the hike ranging between Rs 20 and Rs 50 per connection per month.


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