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Gujarat CM announces to charge RGP Rural Tariff to electricity consumers of JUDA

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel, during her visit to Junagadh today, happily announced that considering the demands of the citizens of 42 villages of Junagadh Urban Development Authority (JUDA) to grant rural status to their areas to avail benefits of concessional tariff, Gujarat Energy Regulatory Commission (GERC) has announced a new tariff, as per which the consumer in Urban Development Authority areas shall be charged RGP (Residential General Purpose) Rural Tariff instead of RGP Urban tariff.

It is to be noted that the benefit to the consumer will be 40 to 50 paise per unit with this decision. The total revenue foregone by electricity companies in favor of consumers shall be Rs 17 crore, of which in case of Pashchim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL) it will be Rs 8 crore which is highest.

CM Smt Patel had taken a special interest in resolving the issue and the benefit to the consumer of all the Urban Development Authorities of the state will be 40 to 50 paise per unit with this decision. The total revenue foregone by electricity companies in favor of consumers shall be Rs 17 crore, of which in case of Pashchim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL) it will be Rs 8 crore which is highest.

 
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