Assam Govt to Provide Rs. 400 Cr to APDCL for Tariff Relief to Public
GUWAHATI: Assam government will provide Rs. 400 Crore to APDCL for providing tariff relief to the general public.
It is to be mentioned that the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) is on the verge of recommending an increase in tariff which will burden consumers greatly.
Further the govenment also proposed a scheme to provide free electricity to all households whose monthly electricity consumption is up to 30 units, considered sufficient to support basic electricity consumption needs of a household, like light bulbs etc
Earlier, Speaking to G Plus Priyom Dutta, the Public Relation Officer of Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) said, "As of now we have proposed this hike and this will completely depend on the regulatory commission, whether it is for us or against us."
She further added that the APDCL is incurring losses and most of the power is being purchased from the neighbouring state hence the cost factor is more in terms of revenue. Thus, this proposal is being sent to bring out a balance.
It is to be mentioned that the tariff is completely decided by the regulatory commission and every year the company has to place a proposal on whether to hike the tariff or reduce the same.
Regulatory Commission is likely to address the proposal by the end of March 2020 or early April 2020.