The Jharkhand government has announced the exclusion of Dhanbad, Bokaro, and Ramgarh districts from the control of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), a major step towards alleviating the financial burden on its citizens. This decision means that about 12 lakh electricity users in these districts won’t have to pay the high tariff charges imposed by DVC, which amounted to Rs 8 per unit. It was made following a critical meeting between Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Union Power Minister R K Singh in New Delhi.
Rather, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) will now provide electricity to the residents of these districts at a much lower cost of Rs 4.5 per unit. Residents who have been struggling with excessive electricity bills for a long time are expected to experience significant relief from this move, which is the outcome of the state government’s persistent efforts over the past two years.
Union Power Minister R K Singh received praise from Chief Minister Hemant Soren for his assistance in this case. He underlined that this choice is essential to lessening the financial burden on the populace and promoting industrial growth in these areas at the same time. The Chief Minister gave the public the assurance that the quality or continuity of the power supply would not be jeopardised by the switch to JBVNL. JBVNL will smoothly assume the assets and liabilities that DVC formerly oversaw in these districts, guaranteeing the customers’ continuous access to electricity.
Residents of Dhanbad, Bokaro, and Giridih have been pushing for lower electricity rates for a long time, and this development represents a major victory for them. Residents can anticipate a more reasonably priced electricity supply thanks to the lower tariffs, which will open the door for regional economic expansion and prosperity.