- Electricity tariffs hiked by an average 1.44%
- No hike for domestic consumers, agriculture activities up to 50 units
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) hiked electricity tariffs by an average 1.44% on Thursday.
For domestic consumers, the tariff for the first 50 units of consumption has been kept unchanged, while for subsequent units the rate has been increased by 10 paisa per unit for all retail consumers.
The tariff has remained unchanged for the first 50 units for agricultural activities. Besides, the tariffs under the Biju Kutir Jyoti Yojana have been kept unchanged. Similarly, there has been no changes announced for the electricity meter rentals.
The domestic consumers will have to pay Rs 2.50/unit for the first 50 units, Rs 3.40/unit from 50 to 200 units, Rs 3.85/unit for above 200 units, Rs 4.33/unit for above 300 units, Rs 4.58/unit for above 400 units, Rs 4.80/unit for above 500 units and Rs 4.95/unit for above 600 units.
However, the OERC has announced relief in the form of a discount of 5 paisa per unit to consumers paying their dues on time and another 1% off for making payments online. Moreover, the consumers in rural areas will get an additional discount of 5 paisa per unit.