Hike in power tariff in Kerala

Power consumers in the state will have to shell out more now as the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission announced 6.8 per cent hike in power tariff.

The hike, which will came into effect on July 8, is for a period of three years from 2019 to 2022.

For the domestic sector, the hike is 40 paise per unit.

As per the announcement, those who have a monthly consumption of 50 units will have to pay Rs 5 more. Beyond that, for every unit, there is an increase of Rs 30 paise.

Meanwhile, it has been clarified that those belonging to BPL category and consumers with monthly consumption of 40 units have been exempted from the hike.