According to the calculations of the Ministry of Power given to the Parliamentary Committee, the power plants had to pay more than 18 thousand 977 crore rupees in the financial year 2020-21. Sources say that in the financial year 2021-22, more than 19 thousand 700 crore rupees have to be paid for the rent of the center. On the one hand, the power plant has to be installed and rent is paid, on the other hand, people have to fall into load-shedding this winter as well.
Consumer rights organization Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) senior vice-president M Shamsul Alam told Prothom Alo that due to irregularities and mismanagement in the gas and electricity sector, predatory expenditure is increasing. And it is being pushed on the consumer. By increasing the price of gas, the price of electricity is being increased again. Inflation will further disrupt public life, which is already in the doldrums. He also said that the government is withdrawing subsidy in power and energy sector. Unfair and unjustified cost hike without adjustment. Nothing can be more unfair than this.