Thiruvananthapuram: Power minister M M Mani has said that the government is considering to increase the power tariff due to increase in power consumption and shortage of rains.

"The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission makes tariff revisions after evaluating the profit and loss estimates of the board. The regulatory commission is considering to increase the power tariffs," the minister informed the assembly. 

While increasing the power tariff, the government will consider the profit-loss estimates also. The new rates will be fixed according to the criteria laid down by the Centre. The previous government had increased power tariff three times in five years, Mani said.