Power tariff up by 20 pc
The government has hiked the electricity tariff by around 20 percent effective from next fiscal year (mid-July, 2012).
The meeting of Electricity Tariff Determination Commission (ETDC) on Thursday decided to hike the electricity tariff with the beginning of next fiscal year on Thursday.
According to the Commission, it has decided to hike the tariff on five different basis - the consumers who use electricity over 21 units to 50 units a month will have to pay Rs. 7.30 per unit, over 51 units to 150 units Rs. 8.60 per unit, over 151 units to 250 units Rs. 9.50 per unit and those using above 251 units will have to pay Rs. 11 per unit.
However, the electricity tariff remained unchanged for the use of 20 units at the minimum of Rs. 80 and for the use of over 21 units to 50 units at Rs. 7.30 per unit.
The electricity tariff has been revised after 11 years.
Though the commission was authorised to fix the electricity rate, it had failed to increase the electricity bill.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been time and again reiterating that it has been bearing loss every year due to the government’s failure to fix the electricity bill since the last 11 years. Nepalnews.com