Power theft burdens consumers, says social activist

  • | Saturday | 14th September, 2019

Neeraj BaggaTribune News ServiceAmritsar, September 13Though the PSPCL’s enforcement wing continues to tighten the noose around those involved in power theft, the menace goes on unabated due to which tariff is often hiked by the state government. Socil activist MK Sharma, who is also a Congress leader, says, “It is disheartening to learn that the PSPCL is still incurring a loss of about Rs 1,000 crore per annum due to power thefts. As per a new trend, miscreants, in connivance with black sheep in the PSPCL, tamper with electricity meters. Kamal Dalmia, an industrialist, said power tariffs in the state were higher than those in adjoining states. PSPCL Chief Engineer (Border zone) Sandeep Kumar Sood said a special wing had been formed which continuously raided the suspected places to detect and penalise those involved in power thefts.

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