Thiruvananthapuram: Electricity tariff has been increased in the state. The revised rates came into effect from midnight on the 25th. The electricity tariff has been hiked by 6.6 percent.
The Regulatory Commission had yesterday announced a one-year rate hike.
There is no increase for domestic consumers living below the poverty line with 1,000 watts connected lodge using 40 units per month. The rate will not be increased for domestic customers using up to 50 units. The tariff will not be increased for those in orphanages, old age homes, and Anganwadi.
For domestic consumers using up to 150 units per month, the maximum increase is less than 25 paise per unit. Those using up to 150 units will have to pay an extra Rs 47.50. Free rates for endosulfan victims will continue.