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Tag: Power Tariff Hike

Chorus Grows Louder Against Odisha Govt’s Frequent Power Tariff Hike
Chorus Grows Louder Against Odisha Govt’s Frequent Power Tariff Hike  

Fresh proposal by the Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (OHPC) to increase the energy charges has triggered massive protest across the State. 

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Odisha: People Switch Off Lights At Homes To Protest Power Tariff Hike

Bhubaneswar: Majority of the people across Odisha switched off the lights at their homes for half an hour on Sunday evening to protest against the hike in power tariff in…

Odisha Govt Assures To Reconsider Power Tariff Hike
Odisha Govt Assures To Reconsider Power Tariff Hike

Bhubaneswar: After coming under fire from various quarters for raising the electricity tariff, the State government on Wednesday said it will urge the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission to reconsider the hike. The OERC recently approved a minimal rise of 30 paise per kWh/kVAh in energy charges for all other category of consumers for the financial […]

Assembly-Ruckus
Opposition Stalls Odisha Assembly Demanding Rollback Of Power Tariff Hike

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties in Odisha-BJP and Congress on Wednesday stalled the Odisha Assembly demanding immediate rollback of power tariff hike that has ‘pinched the pocket of common men’ during the time of Covid-19 pandemic. During Question hour, Congress MLAs created heavy ruckus over the issue in the House forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House […]

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Protests In Odisha Over Power Tariff Hike; Opposition Slams Govt

Bhubaneswar: Protests gained momentum in Odisha a day after Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) approved a hike in the existing power tariff in the State. Though there has been a rise of 30 paise per KWH/kVAh in power tariffs for the category of consumers other than BPL families and for irrigation, the decision to increase […]

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Power Tariff Hike: Electricity Consumers Urged To Observe 15-Minute Blackout In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As a mark of protest against the recent hike in power tariff, various electricity consumers forums have urged consumers to observe a 15-minute of voluntary blackout tomorrow from 6 PM to 6:15 PM. The Youth wing of Odisha Congress on Tuesday staged protest in front of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) and demanded […]

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Power Tariff Hike: Congress Slams Odisha Government

Bhubaneswar: Congress party on Tuesday targeted the Odisha government over the decision to hike electricity tariffs from October this year alleging that the state government has failed to provide low-cost electricity to masses. In a press conference, senior Congress member Panchanan Kanungo slammed the government by alleging that the unit price of electricity has been […]

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Odisha Power Tariff Hike: BJP Stages Protests, Demands Rollback

Bhubaneswar: The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went up in arms over the Odisha government’s decision to hike power tariffs by 20 paise per unit. Protesting the decision, the Bhubaneswar district BJP staged dharna in front of the OERC (Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission) on Thursday. BJP alleged that at a time when the […]

Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1
Gridco Appeals OERC To Reconsider Hike In Power Tariff This Year

Bhubaneswar: The State-run power trading firm Gridco (Grid Corporation of Odisha Limited) has requested the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to reconsider its decision on hike in the power rates creating an apprehension that the electricity tariff may increase in the State this year. Citing revenue loss, the Gridco appealed before the OERC on August […]

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Power tariff revision: OERC to hear petitions of discoms from Feb 5

Bhubaneswar: Various power generating and distribution companies (discoms) have once again approached the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking revision of electricity tariff and the hearings are scheduled to start from February 5. All the parties, including Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO), North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) and Odisha Power Generation […]

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JSPL’s 6 mtpa steel plant in Odisha to be operational by May end

Bhubaneswar: Jindal Steel and Power Plant’s (JSPL) which increased the capacity of its steel plant in Angul in Odisha to six million tonne per annum (mtpa) from 2 mtpa would commission it by the end of May, informed JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal. He said the sinter plant has already been commissioned and the blast furnace […]

ODISHA ASSEMBLY
Opp protests over paddy MSP, hike in power tariff force repeated adjournments in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Demanding an increase in minimum support price (MSP) for paddy and opposing the recent hike power tariff, Opposition members today created pandemonium in the State Assembly leading to adjournments thrice in the pre-lunch session today. As soon as the House assembled to begin today’s business, Congress and BJP legislators stormed to the well and […]

Power, Electricity
OERC hikes electricity tariffs by average 1.44%

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) hiked electricity tariffs by an average 1.44% today. For domestic consumers the tariff for the first 50 units of consumption has been kept unchanged, while for subsequent units the rate has been increased by 10 paisa per unit for all retail consumers. Also Read: OERC begins hearing on […]

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OERC begins hearing on possible power tariff hike

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today started hearing the issue of electricity tariff revision for 2017-18. Headed by Chairperson U N Behera, OERC on the first day heard the proposals of the Odisha Hydropower Corporation (OHPC) and Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC). OHPC, a state-run undertaking, has submitted the annual revenue requirement (ARR) […]

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Power producers urge OERC to hike tariff

Bhubaneswar: Power consumers in the State could face tough times ahead as two power producing companies have urged the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to hike in power tariff. A public hearing will be organised today and carried out for the next 18 days before the OERC for determining the power tariff for consumers for […]

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Desist from power tariff hike, BJP tells govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged the State government to refrain from going ahead with a power tariff hike as proposed by the power distribution companies (discoms) a few weeks back. “The State government has been showing favour to the discoms by increasing power tariff whenever they have demanded in […]

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