Dhaka, March 13 -- Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), the country's leading think tank, revealed in a study that the latest power tariff hike increased the average monthly expenditure of a family by around 9.50 per cent.

The tariff hike also increased the cost by 9.12 per cent for small industries, 9.71 per cent for businesses and offices, 10 per cent for industries and 1.20 per cent for irrigation, the CPD study pointed out.

The commoners are bearing the brunt of high expenditures due to the government's erroneous policy-making, which is fueling inflation, it pointed out, adding the government is raising tariffs instead of going for alternatives.

CPD disclosed these in a media briefing titled 'Recent Electricity Price Hike: Isn't There...