Puducherry: Opposition DMK today flayed the ruling AINRC government for ‘frequently' raising power tariff, which they said was hitting the comman man and industry.
Party's local unit convenor Dr M A S Subramanian said government had hiked the tariff thrice since 2011,bringing the rate to Rs 1.05 per unit.
The electricity department was also levying surcharge and other levies. Domestic consumers who were paying Rs 50 per month now had to pay Rs 150 per month.
Industries were bearing the brunt of the increase, resulting a number of entrepreneurs shifting units to other States.
Withdrawal of incentives and also other benefits had also been chiefly instrumental for industries closing down business here, he said in a release.