IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 17, 2022
Haryana Government is committed to provide continuous and uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers of the state. The state is aware of the increasing power consumption day by day. In this direction, ‘Bijli Chori Pakdo Abhiyaan’ was launched across the state on July 15. In future also such campaigns will be run and those who steal electricity will not be spared.
Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that in this direction, during the ‘Bijli Chori Pakdo Abhiyaan’ on July 15, on the directions of Power Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh, the officers of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHVBN) along with the police teams were organized in various parts of the state. Raids were conducted at the places to check the electricity, in which RO, ice candy, cold store, brick kiln, temporary connections, dhabas, mobile towers and domestic/non-domestic connections etc. were checked.
A total of 252 teams were deployed for investigation in all the ten circles of UHBVN during the campaign , which started their investigation from 6 am, the spokesperson said. In the drive to stop power theft, 13,929 connections were checked by the teams and 1,719 cases of power theft were caught. Thus the theft of about Rs 4.88 crore was caught by the teams of UHBVN.
He said that raids were also conducted by the officials in all the circles of DHBVN in which 243 teams were deployed. During this 5,860 connections were checked and 1,286 cases of theft were reported and power theft worth Rs 4.94 crores was caught. Consumers found involved in power theft by the team of electricity officers were fined while taking departmental action and theft of 6.5 MW was caught during the raids conducted across the state.
The spokesperson said that during this time, the consumers were also requested by the officials of the power department not to steal the electricity and pay the electricity bills on time.