The consumers in Jharkhand will have to pay more for using electricity as the JBVNL (Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited) has approved the proposal to increase overall prices by 6.5 percent with effect from June 1,2023.for the financial year.
This means that in the month of July, consumers will get bills with revised rates. Already, JBVNL has issued directives to agencies to update the software so that new bills are made in accordance with increased prices.
In effect, a poor common consumer who uses less than 100 watts will have to pay five paise more per unit with a monthly fixed charge of Rs 25.
Notably, the subsidy being provided by the energy department in Jharkhand will remain unaffected, authorities claim.
As per information available and shared by JBVNL, it has been offering a subsidy of Rs 3.25 for 200 units per month, Rs 1.50 per unit for consumers who used 201-500 units per month, and a subsidy of Rs 1.25 per unit to consumers using between 501 to 800 units.
Moreover, a 50 paisa subsidy was given to consumers using more than 800 units per month.