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"Industrial Consumer” means a consumer engaging in manufacturing of goods and products.
Manufacturing means the conversion of raw material or components to finished product such as the making, altering, blending, ornamenting, finishing or otherwise treating or adapting any article with a view to use, sell, transport, deliver or dispose; and includes the assembly of parts and food processing but shall not include any activity normally associated with the retail or wholesale trade.
Quarrying of minerals, stone and other natural resources and pumping for water treatment plant also terms as Industrial Consumer.
In addition, the total wattage of lamps and air-conditionings installed for the purpose of office use shall not exceed 20% of the total wattage of all electrical equipment installed.
“Mining Consumer” means a consumer using most part of the electricity consumed for extracting minerals including dredging activities.
“Specific Agriculture Consumer” means a consumer conducting specific agricultural activities strictly related to agriculture cultivation and breeding. The activities are confined to agriculture livestock (poultry and/or hatching, cattle and/or dairy, rearing of other animals), aquaculture (the breeding and cultivation of water plants and animals), horticulture (growing of fruits, vegetables and flowers) and pumping for irrigation/drainage of land and for controlling water gates for the production of grains such as paddy.