Nitish Kumar pitches for a uniform power tariff rate in the country

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By: PTI | Patna | Published:August 13, 2017 10:46 pm

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (PTI Photo)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday pitched for a uniform electricity tariff rate across the country on the lines of railway fares. “A lot of work has been done in the state in energy sector be it generation, transmission, distribution…Now there is only one issue of increased tariff rate of electricity that we get power from NTPC. Its quite high,” Kumar told reporters here at a function organised by energy department.

“Our Energy minister and Energy department officials have raised with the Centre, the issue of higher tariff rate of electricity which it (Bihar) gets from NTPC as its quota… NTPC should fix a uniform tariff rate of electricity for the entire country. We demand a uniform rate of electricity for the country on the lines of railway fare which is uniform across the country,” he said.

Whether you travel in Tamil Nadu or in Bihar or visit UP or Maharashtra, railways’ fare is uniform, similarly electricity tariff rate

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