‘Industrial power costliest in Haryana'

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on September 28, 2011 Published on September 28, 2011

Uttarakhand enjoys the lowest industrial power tariff at Rs 2.10 per KWh, while Haryana has the highest rate of Rs 4.90, a study by PHD Chamber Research Bureau in 10 northern and central Indian States has found.

Uttarakhand, with power deficit of 6 per cent in 2010-11 has registered a strong industrial growth of around 15 per cent in recent years. Chhattisgarh, too, has managed to attract sizable investment proposals because of its low power deficit (1.7 per cent in 2010-11) and rational tariff structure, a PHD Chamber release said here on Wednesday.

The study points out that Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have an industrial tariff structure over Rs 4 per KWh. High power tariff notwithstanding, these states have not only retained their industrial activities but have also experienced gradual expansion, it said.

Delhi has the least power deficit at 0.3 per cent. The power deficit ranges around 20 per cent in Madhya Pradesh and 15 per cent in Uttar Pradesh.

Published on September 28, 2011
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