Things weren’t going very smoothly between the central government and state government for the last few months. On a whole, it looks like the central and state governments are competing in raising prices of the basic necessities. While the Center is increasing the prices of cooking gas, petrol, and diesel and leaving the common man stunned, on the other hand, the Telangana government is ready to give an electric shock to the people of the state on its behalf.
TS ERC has given the green signal to increase electricity charges by 14 percent. The latest decision will increase domestic consumption by 50 paise per unit. For other categories, there will be an increase by a rupee per unit.
The DISCOMS asked the ERC to increase electricity charges by 19 percent. In this context, the ERC said it was OK to increase fares. Chairman Tanniru Rangarao announced the details to the media. He said current charges were being raised to cover a deficit of Rs 5,500 crore.
However, the Telangana CM KCR will take the final decision on this. If he gives the green signal for a 14 percent hike, current charges will go up from April 1. This decision will place more burden on the poor in Telangana. Oil prices are already hitting exponential highs due to the war in Russia and Ukraine. As well as the prices of other essentials are sitting up there beyond the reach of the common man. Now the increase in current tariffs is going to be an additional burden to the people.