No power cut in Odisha this year says Energy Minister

As a welcome relief for the people of Odisha, there shall be no power cut this year, said the Energy Minister Pratap Deb on Wednesday.

Bhubaneswar: As a welcome relief for the people of Odisha, there shall be no power cut this year, said the Energy Minister Pratap Deb on Wednesday.

Earlier today, the Energy Minister promised that there will be no power outage throughout Odisha. He further clarified that, electricity will be supplied as per the demand of the people.

Furthermore in addition to there being no power cut in Odisha, the electricity tariff will remain unchanged for the year 2023-24 informed the OERC.

Like the earlier rate chart, the price remains same at Rs 3 for the first 50 units, Rs 4 for 80 paise for 50 to 200 units, 5.80 paise for 200 to 400 units and 6.20 paise for more than 400 units.

Similarly, a discount of Rs 1.60 per unit shall be been given to farmers in cold storage. Earlier it was 4 rupees 60 paise, now 3 rupees have to be paid.

Similarly, before the general user gets 4 percent discount if he pays in digital mode, it was 3 percent. OERC has decided to give a discount of 25 cents per unit for railway development.

Consumers in rural areas will be given a discount of 10 paise per unit. DPS has been waived or the penalty shall not applicable for domestic users said the commission in a hearing. For the second year in a row, the tariff for general consumers has not increased.

The Commission held tariff hearings from February 13 to March 4 with various electricity distribution companies shall be held, informed Priyabrata Patnaik, Secretary OERC.

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  1. Debasish says

    Now it is much difficult for a farmer to run a Cold Storage as the Electricity Tariff increased..

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