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Govt approves increase in electricity tariff for all consumers

11 July, 2024 13:39

The federal cabinet has approved increasing electricity prices for commercial, agricultural, and large consumers, sources said Thursday.

The cabinet has retained the basic tariff for industrial consumers.

The Power Division has informed about the decision to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) as well.

The basic price of electricity for commercial consumers has saw an increase of Rs8.04. While, Rs6.62 per unit increase has been made for agricultural sector.

From July, the per-unit tariff for agricultural consumers will be Rs46.83.

Apart from that, the government has incased Rs6.98 per unit for general services.

Additionally, the government has also approved an increase of Rs5.51 per unit for non-protected consumers. The per unit cost will be charged at Rs59.96 from July.

Earlier this week, Nepra notified the Rs3.33 per unit hike in the fuel cost adjustment charges for May.

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