Shimla, Jan 29
All consumers whose electricity consumption is upto 60 units per month, and had to pay a electricity bill at Rs 1 per unit, can sit back and relax, now. As from now they shall get no bill for the said consumption. Also there will be a complete waiver on the fixed charges and meter rent. Along with this, the domestic electricity consumers whose consumption is up to 125 units and at present has to pay a subsidized rate of Rs 1.55 paise per unit, will also be reduced The government has given a further exemption of 55 paise per unit. Now with this relief they shall have to pay only ₹ 1 per unit. This decision has been taken in wake of recent annoucement made by CM Jairam Thakur during the Statehood day function at Solan, informed by Anurag Prasher, Director an official spokesperson of the HPSEB.
He added that on the other hand, in order to give relief to the farmers, the existing subsidized rates of electricity have been reduced from 50 paise to 30 paise per unit.
“About 11 lakh domestic electricity consumers will get the benefit of this exemption”, stated Prasher. Adding that more than 4 lakh domestic electricity consumers in the category up to 60 units and more than 7 lakh domestic electricity consumers falling beyond 60 units up to 125 units will be benefitted.
The special concessions will be given for domestic consumers from March 2022 and for agricultural consumers from April 2022, he informed.
In lieu of these reliefs on behalf of the state, the government will compensate about Rs 90 crore annually to Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited, he stated.
The Electricity Board Limited is determined to provide assured power supply to its consumers and in this direction these effective steps are being taken as per the direction of the State Government, concluded HPSEB Director.