No decision yet on

power tariff: Minister

Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed on Saturday said the State government had not taken any decision to increase the electricity tariff. In a brief talk with reporters here, Mr. Mohammed said the Kerala State Electricity Board was facing financial problems. The board's request for an increase in power tariff was lying with the regulatory commission, he said. On the Athirappilly hydel project, he said: “I cannot say whether the project will materialise or not. It will be studied thoroughly before any decision is taken.” – PTI