ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Favouring the Rich

Domestic Electricity Tariff in Andhra Pradesh

An analysis of the distribution of power consumption and tariff burdens in Andhra Pradesh reveals that high-cost power is procured to meet fast-growing consumption in the higher slabs. Meanwhile, poor households are affected both by a disproportionate tariff burden and wide disparities in electricity consumption.

We are thankful to N Sreekumar for his comments on an earlier version of this article. However, we alone are responsible for errors, if any. For the fi rst author, the opinions expressed here are personal and not those of the organisation for which he works.

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