Pune: Baramati Entrepreneurs Demand Withdrawal Of Electricity Tariff Increase

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Baramati, 28th February 2023: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has sought permission from the Maharashtra State Electricity Regulatory Board to hike electricity rates by nearly 37 per cent. Maharashtra’s electricity rates are higher than other states, and if the rate hike is imposed again, the industries in Maharashtra will face huge financial difficulties.

For this, the government should withdraw the possible increase in electricity rates immediately. Otherwise, the entrepreneurs of Maharashtra will protest strongly, President of Baramati Industrial Manufacturers Association Dhananjay Jamdar warned MSEDCL. Baramati entrepreneurs staged a protest at Urja Bhavan on Tuesday (28th February), protesting against the MSEDCL tariff hike proposal.

Baramati Industrial Manufacturers Association Secretary Anant Avachat, Members Sambhaji Mane, Ambirshah Sheikh, Mahadev Gaikwad, Harish Kumbharkar, Manohar Gawde, Chandrakant Nalawde, Sandeep Jagtap, Harish Khade, Nitin Jamdar, Rajan Nair, Uddhav Mishra of GTN Company, Santosh Kanse, Vijay Zambare, Raghunath Dabhade, Amol Ranshing, and others were present.

Electricity tariff in Maharashtra is becoming a key issue amid intense competition among industries in the state. Dhananjay Jamdar said there is concern that if the electricity tariff is increased again, the industries in Maharashtra will be thrown out of business competition, saying that many big projects in the state, including Baramati, are on the verge of closure due to excessive electricity tariff.

Protestors said, “Many small and big industries are thinking of migrating to other states. Even today, our state of Maharashtra is in a weak position in the country in the industrial field, and the state government should have a policy to maintain this position. But unfortunately, it seems to be the opposite.”

“It is imperative that MSEDCL implements a frugal policy by effectively managing the officers and employees, curbing corruption along with power leakage and power theft,” they added further.

It is necessary to run power generation plants at full capacity, purchase electricity from private power plants at minimum rates and promote solar energy and wind energy projects. “We are of the opinion that if these matters are implemented, there will be huge financial savings and there will be no time to increase electricity rates,” stated protestors.

Executive Engineer Ganesh Latpete assured the delegation that the sentiments of the businessmen against the increase in electricity rates are strong and that a statement in this regard will be sent to the state government and the senior officials of MSEDCL.


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