Panaji – It is not at all right to burden the Consumers with the 6 percent power tariff hike for inefficiency of the Government. I have urged Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) to direct Goa Electricity Department to make public Proforma Account & Demand, Collection & Balance Statement, stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao, Congress President Amit Patkar and Cumbarjua Block President Vishal Volvoikar attended the Public Hearing in Panjim today and opposed the power tariff hike.
I have already written to Chief Electrical Engineer seeking details of power losses in the State and action initiated by the Government to control power thefts etc. I will file my written objections once i recieve the data, informed Yuri Alemao.
Now Goa Electricity Department says that proposed tariff hike is due to increase in cost of Coal imports. BJP Government at Centre has deliberately failed to achieve Solar Power Generation target of 175 GW till 2022. BJP Government in Goa achieved just 33 MW as against 358 MW of Solar Power Generation to help Crony Capitalist Adani charged Congress President Amit Patkar.
Congress Party strongly opposes the proposed power tariff hike and demand that JERC should reject it. People are just recovering from Covid Pandemic blow on economy & insensitive BJP Government wants to burden them again, Amit Patkar said.