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You may face higher power bills as govt mulls passing on green costs

Installing the new technology would necessitate an increase in tariffs in the range of about 0.50 rupees to 1.25 rupees per unit

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal amid rising pollution in big cities. Record levels of smog in the capital and other major centres have piled pressure on the government and power providers to tackle a growing public health crisis. In response, debt-laden private companies including Reliance Power, Adani Power and GMR, as well as state-run NTPC, have been seeking billions in federal funding to retrofit coal-fired plants to ...

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First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 19:48 IST