Extending relief to industries in the State, the Government on Thursday issued orders exempting the consumption of power by them from their captive generation units from electricity duty with immediate effect.

At present, the electricity duty is being collected at the rate of 25 paise per unit consumed.

Relief to industries

In the order, the Government said it wanted to extend this relief to the industries as they were faced with severe electricity-related problems, including power holidays being observed for them by utilities for some days during a week and high tariff collected from them for the consumption by them from the State grid.