CHANDIGARH: Giving some relief to the consumers, the Haryana government has not made any change in the electricity rates. The power tariffs are decided by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission and not the government. The Commission has also issued the orders for electricity rates for the year 2023-2024, which has been posted on its website. As on Thursday, the number of electricity consumers of all categories is more than 76 lakh. During the year 2022-2023, in category one, Rs 2 per unit was charged from zero to 50 units; while Rs 2.50 was charged from 51 to 100 units.In category two, Rs 2.75 was charged from 0 to 150 units, Rs 5.25 from 150 to 250 units, Rs 6.30 from 251 to 500 units and Rs 7.10 from 501 to 800 units. This year also there has been no change in the fixed rates of category one and two of domestic consumers. Similarly, in the agriculture sector, Rs 200 per horsepower per year has been fixed for agricultural tubewells with motor of 15 horsepower and above. Likewise, the rates fixed at Rs 15 per horsepower per month for unmetered tubewells and Rs 12 per horsepower per month for metered tubewells above 15 horsepower; will continue during the year 2023-24 as well. Sharing more details about the issue of power, Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar said it has been a great example of power management, that despite the less availability of electricity many times; the state government provided complete electricity to the consumers.As a result of this, the focus has been on reducing the line losses and today the line losses have come down to 13.43 percent, which used to be 25 to 30 percent in the previous governments. The state government has made elaborate arrangements to ensure regular power supply to the consumers. The CM said that the subsidy to the agriculture sector will continue as before. Stating that ‘power saving is power generation’, he said that for this, the government has replaced old electrical wiring on a large scale; besides new condensers have been installed on old transformers to reduce line losses. He said that new sub-stations and old stations have been increased for uninterrupted power supply to the consumers. Apart from this, segregation of feeders has been done to reduce the load.