Raman Singh's Government gives relief to industries: Exemption of Rs 1.40 per unit on Energy Charge
Raipur, 23 May 2017 - Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presided over the cabinet meeting in Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan). In the meeting, cabinet has decided to give a major relief to industries of the state. Energy Department Officials informed that as per this important decision, consumers of HV-4 division receiving electricity supply from Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited will be given concession of Rs 1.40 per unit in energy charge from 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017.
Under this relief package, State Government will provide subsidy of nearly Rs 282 crore. Today in the cabinet meeting held today, Cabinet decided to provide this major relief in electricity cess to industries from 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017. In the same sequence, Mini Steel Plants, Steel Industry, Rice/Pulse Mills etc will be provided 3% concession in electricity cess. Major concession in energy charges will also be provided on auxiliary consumption and electricity produced by Captive Power Plants established by Steel Industries, in case they use it in their own units. Besides, the mega steel industries with annual capacity of more than two million ton, using the electricity produced by their own captive power plant will also be provided concession of 3%.