Unannounced power cuts and ‘inflated’ power bills hogged limelight in the assembly on Monday. Opposition leader Gulab Chand Kataria in an adjournment motion said the power bills are giving a shock to the people already reeling under the impact of Covid.
He said power per unit in the state is highest at Rs 8.13 per unit. He said not only is the cost per unit very high, but another factor troubling the consumer is the charges levied on the load factor.
He said even if a consumer hadn’t used a single unit of power, he has to pay a mandatory Rs 800 per month of connection as fixed charges. He said despite that, the discoms are in loss.