Supreme Court objects to Rajasthan High Court directing State DISCOM to buy power at rates harmful to consumers

"The State would have been required to bear financial burden in thousands of crore rupees, which would have, in turn, passed on to the consumers," the top court observed.
Electric Tower
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The Supreme Court on Monday objected to the Rajasthan High Court directing a State-run electricity distribution company (DISCOM) to purchase 200MW of power from a private company in deal that would have increased tariffs for consumers [Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited and ors vs MB Power Madhya Pradesh Private Limited and ors].

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