Surprise! The only light bulb burning in the house, the electricity bill is 12 thousand rupees


BanglaHunt Desk: Once again a shocking incident came to light. A man lights only one bulb in the house. But the electricity bill is 12 thousand rupees. Seeing that, the eye of the beholder is that electricity recipient.

The incident took place in Kalahandi, Orissa. People living below the poverty line live there. So they got angry when they saw the bill of 12 thousand rupees. Even on Monday, a statue of state power minister Shankar Mishra was smashed.

The question of the local people is if I light a single bulb in the house, will there ever be a bill of 12 rupees? How much does it cost to use a bulb? In this regard, a local resident said, ‘I am using only one bulb, so we can pay the electricity bill from 300 to 500 rupees. How come the bill of 12 thousand rupees suddenly? ‘ In their words, ‘Once during the epidemic, he came and took 500 rupees. After 5-6 months now he is asking us to pay 12 thousand rupees! ‘

Another local resident said, ‘I am in the BPL category and got electricity connection in Ujjwala Yojana. There is only one in my house. No meters yet. I want to ask, is the power minister for the rich or for the poor? ‘

On the other hand, Congress President Niranjan Patnaik directly blamed the government for this. “Governments and companies are increasing the price of electricity to cover their losses,” he said.

It is to be noted that additional tariff on electricity is going to be effective from April 4. The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has already approved additional tariffs for FY 2021-22. Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly.