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‘Over 1 lakh rural house-holds of Kolhan to be covered under rural electrification scheme’

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State energy secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni convenes meeting

Jamshedpur, Sept. 15: If everything went as planned over one lakh house-holds in rural areas of Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan will be covered under the rural electrification scheme by March 2018.

State energy secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni on Friday convened a review meeting at AIADA Bhavan in Adityapur in view of the ongoing rural electrification project in Kolhan.

” We want to spread the reach of electrification. Our main focus is now completion of the ongoing rural electrification project followed by prevention of power theft in Kolhan,” said Kulkarni.

The review meeting continued for two hours and was attended by, among others the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited’s (JUVNL) general manager KK Verma, superintending engineer, Jamshedpur circle, Manmohan Kumar and executive engineers of Jamshedpur circles.

Kulkarni said that two agencies, Eastern India Company and IL&FS in the rural electrification project are engaged to ensure completion of the project.
” We will make sure that the job is done on time. If any of these two agencies is found lagging behind the schedule action will be taken. I will take the necessary action against it.

I want the rural electrification project completed by the end of March 2018,” said the energy secretary while addressing the JUVNL engineers.

Kulkarni also asked the engineers to remain vigilant against the power theft both by the domestic consumers as well as the industrial units in Kolhan so that the revenue does not get affect.

He stressed that the engineers concerned should ensure that the meters both in the households as well in industrial units are functioning properly.
Officials said that due to large scale power theft and tampering of meter bills it is essential to take strict actions otherwise the present scenario would only get worst.

“We are playing the role of facilitator similar to trading commodities to the public and when the latter fails to reciprocate in the true sense and instead resorts to pilferage possibility of sustaining regular power supply to the consumers is very remote,” conceded an officer.

Notably, the Din Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDGJY)in all 1.03 lakh houses have to be electrified. The beneficiaries under the DDGJY, both people, including the BPL category will be benefited. It is a Government of India scheme designed to provide continuous power supply to rural India. The initiative is named in honor of Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. It is one of the key initiatives of the NDA government 2014-2019.

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