Bengaluru: No proposal before govt to hike power tariffs, clarifies Sunil Kumar

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (SS)

Bengaluru, Jun 29: Energy Minister V Sunil Kumar on Tuesday June 28, clarified that there is no proposal to hike power tariffs by the government and that the government has not issued any directive in this regard.

However, he said there is a difference in the expenditure incurred due to higher costs of coal and petroleum products.

The minister said a wrong message had been conveyed regarding the revision in power tariffs in some quarters. He said there is no proposal before the government to hike the power tariffs. He said there is a practice of increasing power tariffs once in a year while clarifying that consumers need not worry about the rumours of a power tariff hike.

The state has 13 thermal power stations and they require adequate supply of coal and petroleum products. There is a revision in fuel cost adjustment charges every quarter in tune with the market rates that is accrued to the escoms.

The minister said the regulator KERC has the right to recommend a revision in power tariffs based on these costs.





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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    The hike in electricity tariffs are imminent and the new rates will be applied without the knowledge of the consumers. Majority of consumers ate unable to read the present bills and it's system as it is summed up without any breakup of tariffs and usages. Moreover there will be hike in fixed tariff atleast by RS 5 to 10 per KW. This is called the double engine growth...,..front and back......!!!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    No smoke without fire ...

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    BJP govt dont need any proposal. You guys act as per Moti's mood, influenced by his businessmen friends!

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  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    When are the people of Bangalore & Karnataka getting Free Power. Do we need to go the Delhi....OR Vote for AAP Next Year 2023 !

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    v will fight tooth & nail 2 topple dis brhasta jumla paapies pettha gobernment. u increase electricity tariffs or not.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    HDK's timely bomb prevented further dents in our pockets... They will raise liquor taxes silently... Ultimately peaceful drinkers pay the price for everything...

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    Today Russian oil is being imported under special arrangements at a discount of USD 30 to 40 per barrel .... As Russia has been cut off from the west .. Now India and China are getting at special rates ... Roubles payment hence no dollar outflow .. Yet with economic affairs not managed well .. sadly dollar going up and unable to pass on discounts on petrol and diesel to the Indian consumer.. Agreed. All oil imports not coming from Russia .. As usual Ambani Adani benefiting.. Lot of oil refined products exported ...

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Wed, Jun 29 2022

    Again trying to fool people with statements like - "Aliya Alla Magala Ganda". Keep Fooling people till they keep themselves silent on the rising prices!!!Jai Hind!!!

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