Nagda (Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh): Consumers are irked over high electricity bills as they are already facing financial crisis following lockdown imposed during pandemic and due to inflation in the country.
“After a hike in prices of petrol, diesel, LPG cylinders and other things, the electricity bills given in June have shaken us,” a local resident said. The meter reading shown in bills of June is too much as compared to bills of April and May. When Free Press tried to contact west discom Ranjan Mishra, his office staff said he is on leave.
Many consumers said during tenure of former chief minister Kamal Nath, they received bills of Rs 100 on consuming up to 100 units of electricity. But after change in government, the 100-unit scheme has been stopped. During pandemic, meter reading was not recorded.
The locals have requested leaders of ruling party and the opposition to “stop this loot” by west discom and issue them bills based on meter readings taken each month.