The domestic customers are already charged a month Rs. 25 as customer charges, again it will be increased in the above range. The tariff hike will not affect the agricultural consumers and their seven hours free supply. But, other consumers are burdened due to them.
A domestic power consumer who consumes less than 150 units a month will have to pay 30% more after the hike. In the same manner other category consumers too have to pay.
The people are already bearing the burden of the price rise in all the commodities and this tariff increase added another extra burden. The most affected by the increase is the middle class who have to bear the summer heat along with tariff increase and power cuts.
All the governments till date have concentrated on freebees etc and failed to make this state a power surplus one. At least after the elections new government should make this state power surplus by encouraging renewable energy power plants and commence some more thermal, gas and hydel power plants and give relief to the power consumers from frequent increase in tariffs and power cuts.