Tue, 24 May 2011 07:29:30 GMT

Electricity to cost more in MP from June



Bhopal, May 23 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) today approved an average electricity tariff hike of 6.14 per cent with effect from June 1, this year.
With this, the domestic consumers using 30 units of electricity every month, will have to pay Rs 2.90 per unit from next month instead of current Rs 2.85 per unit across the state, according to the MPERC''s approved tariff.
Similarly domestic consumers using more than 200 units of electricity every month will have to pay Rs 4.80 per unit, which is 30 paise more than the present rates.
In the agriculture sector, the tariff has been hiked to Rs 3 per unit from the present Rs 2.80 per unit for electricity consumption up to 300 unit a month. Charges for consumption above 300 units has been increased to Rs 3.50 per unit from Rs 3.30 per unit.
Though the three loss making power distribution companies of Madhya Pradesh have sought a tariff hike of 27 per cent but the MPERC has approved the increase of 6.14 per cent.
After the Madhya Pradesh East Power Distribution Company Limited (MPEPDCL), MP Central Power Distibution Company Limited (MPCPDCL and MP West Power Distribution Company Limited MPWPCDL) petitioned the MPERC for the annual tariff hike to make up for their huge losses, the latter organised public hearings in the major cities before approving the hike of 6.14 per cent.
The hike will bring in Rs 12,444 crore revenue for the three distribution companies.

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