Goa cabinet approves four month power bill relief for consumers

The Goa cabinet has decided to give all categories of consumers a subsidy from the period June 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 against the power tariff hike as per the new tariff order issued in May for the electricity department.

The state’s electricity department had proposed an average tariff hike for 2020-21 to the tune of 3.8 per cent against which the commission approved a tariff hike of 5.3 per cent considering all categories of consumers. The hike was expected to lead an approximately Rs 1 billion increase in revenue. For the period October 1, 2020, to March 2021, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has approved tariffs as per an order dated May 2020 will be made applicable.

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