The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a retail tariff hike of 8-15 per cent for different categories of consumers for 2019-20. The actual hike in power tariff, after deducting the regulatory surcharge, will range between 3.72 per cent and 7.72 per cent. The UPERC has increased the tariff for the first 150 units of monthly domestic consumption by nearly 12 per cent from Rs 4.90 per unit to Rs 5.50 per unit. For agricultural consumers, a tariff hike of 9 per cent for urban schedule and 15 per cent for rural schedule has been approved. Further, for industrial consumers, the tariff hike ranges between 5 per cent and 10 per cent.