Country / Will electricity be cheaper before the UP assembly elections The chairman of the consumer council made this demand from the energy minister

Vikrant Shekhawat : Sep 18, 2021, 07:28 PM
By filing a petition in the commission, it has been said that Rs 20596 crore is coming out on the electricity companies of electricity consumers. In lieu of this, electricity rates should be cut by 6.8 percent for the next five years. In lieu of this, electricity rates should be cut by 6.8% for the next five years.

Hearing has started on the petition of the Consumer Council regarding the reduction of electricity rates in UP. The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission is hearing this petition. The commission has sought a detailed report from the Power Corporation in this matter. At the same time, the Consumer Council is also showing a lot of speed in this matter. Council President Awadhesh Verma met Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma in this regard today.

Awadhesh Verma met the Energy Minister and sought cooperation from the government in reducing the prices of electricity. At the same time, Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma has also assured him of cooperation on this matter. He said that the government is determined to provide affordable electricity to the consumers. He talked about considering the proposal to give relief to the poor farmers and the general public.

Hearing on consumer council's petition

The consumer council has filed a petition in the commission saying that Rs 20596 crore is being spent on the power companies of electricity consumers. In lieu of this, the electricity rates for the consumers should be cut by 6.8 percent for the next five years.

Awadhesh Verma, President of the Consumer Council, sought the cooperation of the government from the Minister of Power regarding the reduction in electricity rates. He said that the government should instruct the power companies and power corporations to cooperate with the proposal. So that electricity prices can be cut.

How to curb expensive purchase of electricity

Awadhesh Verma also raised the issue of the strength of the economic condition of Power Corporation in front of Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma. He said that the costly purchase of electricity should be curbed for strength, due to which 2 thousand crore rupees can be saved every year. Along with this, he also appealed to rein in the wasteful expenditure of power companies. He said that Rs 500 crore can be saved every year by this.

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