The government on Saturday has increased the electricity tarrif by Rs1.02 per unit, terming it a fuel cost adjustment on account of fuel price variation for the month of January 2010. The electricity rates have been raised by 50 percent in two months.
According to Nepra notification, the hike is made under fuel cost adjustment and the new price would be applied from January 2010 and would be included in the bills in March 2010. Inflation-hit people have protested the elctricity price hike.