NC aghast over proposed hike in power tariff
Post by on Friday, May 13, 2022
Srinagar, May 12: National Conference (NC) on Thursday asked the government to put a halt on the proposed hike in the power tariff, saying the steep increase in electricity tariff will add to the burden of a common man in Jammu and Kashmir.
The party chief spokesperson and advisor to Omar Abdullah TanvirSadiq, while touring the Shahar-e-Khas areas, said the proposed hike is totally an unwarranted decision that has been taken by the power department without taking the sufferings of the varied sections of people into account.
He was alluding to the proposed 17.74% and 12.46% hike in power tariff in both the Jammu and Kashmir provinces by JPDCL and KPDCL, respectively.
“The decision is blind to the financial distress the people of Jammu and Kashmir are facing. Such an arbitrary increase in power tariff is totally unbearable, particularly at a time, when people across J&K are trying to grasp the nettle of financial distress induced by successive lockdowns and Clamp downs. Government should take into consideration the financial condition of our people before going for such a major hike. Such an arbitrary hike which is blind to the primary stakeholders, the consumers is totally acceptable,” he said.