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Power tariffs to rise 62-93 paise/kwH from upgraded coal plants: R K Singh

The estimate of tariff increases of up to nearly 20% on average power fees comes amid rising levels of smog in New Delhi and other major cities

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Electricity tariffs across India are expected to rise by 62 to 93 paise ($0.0098-$0.0146) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) during the first year of upgrades to coal-fired power plants, Power Minister R K Singh told lawmakers on Tuesday. The estimate of tariff increases of up to nearly 20 per cent on average power fees comes amid rising levels of smog in the capital and other major cities, which has put pressure on the government and generators to tackle a growing public health crisis. Power tariffs are a politically sensitive issue in India, where more than three quarters of the ...

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First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 16:45 IST
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