With rates of electricity rising almost every year since last few years, there is lot of buzz about how it impacts Aam Aadmi. Now rates for electricity are different in different states and most of it may dependent on various factors: Some states are power surplus states and thus the electricity tariffs may be lower. Some states are power deficient states and they have to buy electricity from other states and thus their tariffs may be higher. In some states the tariffs may be lower because the government provides subsidies to keep the tariffs lower. The graphic below shows how much an aam aadmi pays out of his pocket.
We have used 300 units for calculation because that’s what is the average consumption in most middle-income houses in the country. The graphic below shows how much will be the cost of 300 units in Rupees in each state and the calculation is based on our calculator: Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India.
About the Author:
Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability. More from this author.