The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) on Friday hiked power tariff by an average 6.9 per cent per unit with effect from April 1.
This would enable Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd (BSPHCL) to raise Rs 241.18 crore and cut its resource deficit to some extent, BERC Chairman U. N. Panjiar told PTI.
The hike was moderate in comparison to the BSPHCL’s recommendation for increase by 56 per cent to tide over financial constraints, he said.
In the wake of the tariff hike, domestic consumers using 100 units electricity would have to foot the bill at Rs 2.85 per unit as against the existing rate of Rs 2.60, while those consuming power between 101 to 200 units would require to pay, at Rs 3.50 per unit as against Rs 3.20 at present.
Domestic consumers using between 201 to 300 units will be required to fork an additional 35 paise per unit, while those using power above 300 units will have to pay 40 paise more per unit.