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Maharashtra Cuts Power Tariff By Up To 20%: TV

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The Congress party-ruled state of Maharashtra will cut electricity tariffs by 15 to 20 per cent, television channels reported on Monday, 20th January.

The state cabinet had accepted the recommendation of a panel of ministers to cut tariff, the TV channels said. Further details were not immediately available.

The move follows the decision by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, earlier this month to subsidise power tariffs for lower usage customers. This had led lawmakers from several other states demanding similar cut in power tariffs ahead of national elections that need to be completed by May.

India suffers peak hour power shortages of around 4 per cent as higher demand from cities and industries outpaces growth in power generation capacity.


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