Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced that the state government will provide direct power subsidies to consumers to reduce the impact of new tariff hikes. The chief minister’s statement came six days after Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) announced a 55 percent increase in power tariffs. Consumers will still see their tariffs go up by 20 percent. BERC had not raised tariffs since 2011.

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