Chandigarh October 30: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that as per the new policy of the State government, no charges are being collected from the consumers for connecting Dhanis to the rural domestic feeders. Apart from this, Protocol Advance Type (PAT) transformers are being set up on each agriculture feeder in the State.
Mr. Manohar Lal said that a provision would be made to adjust the amount spent by the farmers on the electricity lines and installation of transformers for their tubewells and Dhanis, in their electricity bills. Apart from this, a provision would also be made to get the concerned farmers compensated through the power distribution companies in case some area of their fields has been surrounded by poles or high voltage wires.
He said that a new electricity policy would be implemented for ensuring regular power supply to industries. He said that interruption in power supply due to any breakdown in electricity lines is being rectified promptly. Such areas where load is high, necessary actions were being taken to install new sub stations. Laying special emphasis on the need of meeting the electricity requirement of every agriculture farm, industry and household, he said that Haryana Power Generation Corporation is making concerted and continuous efforts to further improve the functioning of its power generation plants and increase power production.
The Chief Minister said that with a view to ensure 24 hour power supply in every village and to do away with the problem of high line losses and to encourage the domestic consumers to pay their outstanding bills, a new scheme namely ‘Mahra Gaon Jagmag Gaon’ has been implemented in the State from July 1, 2015. The scheme which is rolled out in phases in all the selected feeders all over the State has shown a remarkable increase in the billing efficiency and a significant decrease in distribution losses in these areas.
He said that the Nalvi -II feeder in Pehowa constituency has achieved more than double that is 74.12 percent billing efficiency as compared to the previous 21.36 percent in March this year. Similarly, Dabri feeder in Karnal constituency achieved 56.52 percent billing efficiency as compared to earlier 27.50 percent and Galibkheri under Nilokheri constituency has achieved 55.17 percent as compared to 22.98 percent in March. Likewise the distribution losses in Tikkri feeder under Kalka Constituency have come down to 23.73 percent as compared to the previous 34.65 percent. The Radaur feeder under operation circle Yamuna Nagar has achieved 71.93 percent billing efficiency as compared to previous 58.07 percent and the Raiwali feeder in Panchkula constituency has achieved 70.54 percent billing efficiency as compared to 58.27 percent in March, 2015. During the implementation of the scheme, so far 2,544 new connections were released, 3,112 defective meters were replaced, 10,069 meters were shifted outside the premises and 142.79 KM LT Aerial Bunched Cable has been provided in the areas under UHBVN, he added.
He said that the outstanding payment of electricity bills could be paid in five installments and on the payment of its principal amount, surcharge would be waived off. On the payment of all five installments and reducing the line loss to less than 20 per cent, 24 hour power supply would be ensured. At present under this scheme, 83 feeders have been selected from 230 villages. The remaining feeders would be covered in next phase, he added.