Power Tariffs

  • DERC approves hike in Delhi's electricity tariff 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Electricity tariff has been increased in the Delhi by the regulatory body. Announcing the hike, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission said that the increase will be 8.32 per cent for all three discoms (BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). In the New...
  • Government will do its best to keep power, fertiliser prices low: Piyush Goyal June 27, 2014

    Two days after the gas pricing decision was deferred, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there are anomalies in the Rangarajan formula. The minister, while speaking to CNBC-TV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBC-TV18: Power producers...
  • After power cuts, Delhi to face power tariff hike next month June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After the incessant power cuts, there is now news of power tariffs in Delhi set to go up next month. The electricity regulator announced this on Friday after all distributors pushed for a hike citing increase in fuel prices. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal also held a meeting with...
  • Karnataka: KERC approves hike in power tariff May 12, 2014

    After a review of the Tariff Applications of the ESCOMs for 2014-15, the KERC has approved a total expenditure of Rs 27,860 crore for all the ESCOMs, which would be supplying about 50,097 million units, excluding transmission ~~amp;amp; distribution losses of about 18.44 per cent, during FY15. The hike has come...
  • CPI-ML shutdown hits transport in Bihar February 23, 2014

    Road and train traffic in Bihar was partly hit on Sunday during a shutdown called by the CPI-ML to protest against the power tariff and licensing policy for alcohol shops. Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist squatted on rail tracks, halting several trains, officials said. Thousands of CPI-ML supporters took...
  • Plea against AAP for giving power subsidies likely to be heard today February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the subsidy granted by the Aam Aadmi Party government to those who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013, is likely to be heard on Wednesday. Keeping with party leader Arvind Kejriwal's request during his campaign against...
  • Roll back tariff hike and fulfil poll promise: Greenpeace to Kejriwal February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi government facing threat over the power crisis in the state, Greenpeace India on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to ask the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to roll-back tariff hike. In the letter, Greanpeace India also urged...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: After Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another Congress MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat is weighing in on the issue of power tariff. Kamat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asking them to leave it to the consumers to decide...
  • Delhi discoms hike tariff, AAP govt fumes, says it's uncalled for January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government's New Year gift to Delhi did not last long as people will now have to pay more for electricity. The power companies on Friday increased the surcharge resulting in electricity tariff going up from February 1. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani...
  • Delhi government condemns hike in power tariff January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday condemned the hike in power tariffs from February 1. The Aam Aadmi Party government in one of its poll promises had said there will be a 50 per cent cut in the power tariff, but Delhiites will now be paying more. The Kejriwal government...
  • Nirupam protest: Cuts in Mumbai power tariffs soon, says Maharashtra CM January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In what many have termed as the 'AAP effect', Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will announce in two days, a decision on cutting power tariffs in Mumbai. Similar to an announcement made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi, Chavan has said that his government is examining the possibility...
  • Sanjay Nirupam begins indefinite fast to demand power tariff reduction January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam has begun his indefinite hunger strike in front of Reliance Energy Divisional Office to demand a reduction in the power tariff in Mumbai. This comes after the Maharashtra government announced a reduction in power tariff in the rest of the state. Nirupam has said that...
  • Maharashtra: AAP effect not reason for power tariff reduction, says Chavan January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After protests from opposition parties and even members of the Congress, the Maharashtra government reduced power tariffs by 15 to 20 per cent on Monday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan defended his government saying that the decision is not under pressure but has been taken consciously. "All the sections...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears 15 to 20 per cent cut in power tariff January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared a reduction in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet has taken the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM). Union Minister of...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet likely to discuss power tariff subsidy today January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet is meeting on Wednesday and is likely to take up the proposal to cut power tariffs in Mumbai. This comes after Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt held protests on Monday demanding slashing down of electricity bills for Mumbaikars. Backed by a crowd, the two Congress leaders...
  • Mumbai: Priya Dutt, Sanjay Nirupam lead protest for power tariff cut January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A protest is on in Mumbai, led by Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, seeking reduction in power tariffs in Mumbai. A crowd has already gathered outside Reliance's regional office in Kandivali and is raising slogans. The Congress has been demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Nirupam has...
  • AAP impact: Congress MPs to protest to seek cut in power tariffs in Mumbai January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt are planning to hold a protest seeking reduction in power tarriffs in Mumbai on Monday. They are expected to lead a protest march to the Reliance Energy office in the Kandivali suburb of Mumbai demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Congress...
  • Delhi High Court allows CAG to audit accounts of private telcos January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In an extremelly significant order, the Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) can audit private telecom companies under the relevant provisions of the law just days after the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi moved to have private power companies audited....
  • Kejriwal's free water, cheap power for Delhi makes expert see red January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. When the Kejriwal...
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  • Is Arvind Kejriwal's economic policy flawed? January 1, 2014

    Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff January 1, 2014

    Maharashtra Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam demanded a cut in power tariff and has also threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He questioned the state government and said, "If Delhi government can reduce the power tariff, then why can't...
  • Kejriwal in a hurry, announces audit of 3 power companies January 1, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has kept his second freebie promise as he announced 50 per cent discount on power tariff on Tuesday. Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a full audit of power distribution companies. Following the measures taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam...
  • AAP having an effect on other parties: Prashant Bhushan January 6, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said the party is already having an effect on other parties. He said, "AAP has already had an effect on other parties. The other parties had forgotten how to do fair politics. Now, they are learning from AAP the true meaning of politics." The...
  • Arvind Kejriwal takes oath in Delhi Assembly January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday took oath in Delhi Assembly. The newly elected MLA's from the Aam Aadmi Party also took their oath in the Assembly. Kejriwal will seek a vote of confidence on the floor of the House on Thursday. Meanwhile, he has said that audit order...
  • Tata Power welcomes power tariff cut but says audit issue sub-judice January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that power tariffs will be slashed by 50 per cent, Tata Power has welcomed the move terming it a very strong and positive step. "It's a very good and positive step because at the end of the day the...
  • After free water in Delhi, AAP slashes power tariff by 50 pc January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After free 700 litres of water daily to every household with metered connection on Monday, it's the gift of power from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi. After an hour long Cabinet meet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Tuesday announced that the power tariff will...
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  • News 360: AAP slashes power tariff, 50 pc cut for up to 400 units December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another of his...