Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated September 18, 2023 by Diary Times
Himachal News : Presently the number of domestic consumers in Himachal Pradesh is between 22 to 30 lakh and keeping in mind the electricity consumption, affordable electricity can be made available to all the consumers and the consumers can get affordable rates in all the prescribed slabs. Government of Himachal Pradesh State of Himachal Pradesh Provides subsidy to the Electricity Board as revenue.
Now in Himachal Pradesh, subsidy on a single electricity meter for a domestic electricity consumer has been announced by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. Preparations to stop the subsidy of any consumer who has more than one meter running in his name, have been started by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board management with immediate effect and to link the electricity meter numbers with the Aadhar numbers. The teams of State Electricity Board have reached the field along with the staff.
In Himachal Pradesh, the work of linking electricity meters with Aadhaar numbers has been started in Solan and Chamba districts and the process of linking electricity meters with Aadhaar numbers will start soon in all other districts also.
Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board is busy preparing to bring a new system for distribution and use of electricity in Himachal Pradesh from April 2024
The number of domestic consumers in the entire Himachal Pradesh is between 22 to 30 lakh and depending on the electricity usage, electricity is available in every slab at affordable rates. To ensure that electricity is available at affordable rates, the Himachal Pradesh Government provides subsidy in the form of revenue to the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. It is done.
There are many such domestic consumers in Himachal Pradesh in whose name more than one meter is still running, for that the Himachal Pradesh Government has given subsidy on a single electricity meter to a consumer, in order to strengthen the power management and financial problem. The plan to provide has been approved. This proposal made by the Himachal Pradesh Finance Department has been given full financial approval by the ruling Sukhu government of Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh government has said that Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission will issue new rates of new electricity slabs in the current financial year. Himachal Pradesh Energy Board has successfully obtained license from Himachal Pradesh Information and Technology Department to link electricity meters of all domestic consumers with Aadhaar numbers.
Himachal Pradesh Energy Department officials said that in order to make cheap electricity available to all domestic consumers, the amount of special subsidy given annually by the Himachal Pradesh government has been increased by more than Rs 500 crore.
New electricity rates and available subsidies for all domestic consumers of Himachal Pradesh (in Rs.)
According to the new rates in Himachal Pradesh, subsidy of Rs 2.15 will be available on 0 to 125 slabs, no unit will be applicable in this.
On falling in the slab of 126 to 300, electricity rates of Rs 4.17 per unit will be applicable and subsidy will be applicable at the rate of Rs 1.10.
If the electricity bill is in the slab above Rs 300, consumers will get a subsidy of 0.65 paise per unit as per the new electricity rates of Rs 5.22.
Trouble for big cities and landlords of Himachal Pradesh
With the implementation of the new subsidy system, the problems of the urban landlords and slum dwellers of Himachal Pradesh are not showing any signs of diminishing. The flats of the landlords of many major cities including the capital Shimla are being run on rent and almost all of them The name of the landlord has been recorded in the meters, and in all the plains and hilly districts of Himachal Pradesh, most of the slums have been constructed by the land owners around the industrial areas and in all these slums also the meters are of the land owners. Engaged in name only.