KOCHI: Kerala State Electricity Board which cancel ?Power cuts? during Bakrid and Christmas but neglect special days of Hindus had send a whopping amount of three crore rupees to Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) for the recent Sabarimala Pilgrimage season.
The Kerala State Electricity Board is charging Rs. 16/- per unit in Sannidhanam, whereas the normal rate is around Rs 4/-.
Though Hindu organisations under the Hindu Aikya Vedi had protested against this financial strains several times but alternative Government'swere turning a deaf ear towards it. Now thanks to Devaswom ombudsman, Shri R Bhaskaran a report has been submitted in Kerala High Court seeking subsidised electricity for Sabarimala Temple. Under the current available provisions Government should give 40 per cent subsidy to temples. He also recommended to change Sabarimala from Low Tension-7 A group to Low Tension-6 A group.