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Electricity tariff increase without liability to people: Minister

Energy Minister Okay Krishnankutty knowledgeable the Meeting that the electrical energy tariff has been revised with out incurring a lot burden on the individuals and contemplating the existence of KSEB. The minister was replying to the pressing movement discover of MLA Anwar Sadat.

Earlier than this, the speed was elevated in July 2019. Within the final three years, the gross value index has elevated by about 19 %. Electricity tariff has been elevated by solely 6.6 %. No tariff improve for weaker sections, agricultural customers, small industries and small farmers.

Tariff improve is just not determined by the federal government. State Regulatory Fee. Through the UDF authorities, from 2011 to 2016, the cost was elevated thrice by 44.4 %. Throughout 2016-21, it was elevated solely by 12.44 % twice. Now 6.6 %. A subsidy of Rs 279.82 crore was allotted to the customers through the Covid interval. At present the gathered loss is Rs 14,800 crore and the mortgage legal responsibility is Rs 10,600 crore. The entire arrears as a consequence of KSEB is Rs 2,789 crore. Speedy motion was taken to gather the dues. The Regulatory Fee authorized the tariff revision for one 12 months primarily based on the income deficit of the earlier years. The minister additionally knowledgeable that the positive factors made this 12 months can be mirrored within the tariff reforms within the coming years. Following the minister’s reply, the Speaker denied permission to the pressing movement. Then the opposition left.

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