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Power Reforms

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Major hike in power tariff in all sectors soon

Government feels price hike is inevitable

The power tariff is likely to be hiked with the AP Transco proposing a major burden on domestic consumers along with commercial and industrial sectors. Proposals to this effect are learnt to have been prepared by the officials of APTransco and are under the serious consideration of the State Government. In violation of the election promise made by the then Chief Minister, Dr.YS Rajasekhara Reddy that power tariff will not be hiked for the next five years, the Government reportedly decided to go ahead with the proposals which will be submitted to the AP Electricity Regulatory Board within a week.

According to reliable sources said that the hike in power tariff does seem to be inevitable as the government is left with no option but to evade current financial crisis in the State. Though the amount of increase in power tariff will be fixed by the APERC after consultations. The situation is learnt to have arisen due to pending payments of subsidy amounts to the Distribution Company by the State Government which is already cash trapped. The Government is distributing power for free or at subsidized rates to various sectors including farmers.

Following the pressure from the Discoms, the APTransco officials are learnt to have put forward proposals asking the government to either disburse the subsidy amount to the Discoms or increase the power tariff keeping in view of its financial situation, the government reportedly opted for increased in power tariff. However, the Principal Secretary for Energy Suthirtha Bhattacharya refused to reveal any details on the proposals to be put forward before the APERC.

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