Power theft: Rs 289 crore revenue recovered in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: During year 2014-15,
irregularities were detected in 2.76 lakh electric connections and revenue of
Rs 289 crore was recovered in areas under Madhya Pradesh Central, Eastern and
Western Region Power Distribution Companies.
During the period, 41,808 cases of
power theft were filed in special courts. During last financial year, 13 lakh
electricity connections of the three power distribution companies were checked.
Eastern Region Power Distribution
Company checked 4.87 lakh connections in Jabalpur, Rewa and Sagar areas and
detected irregularities or power thefts in one lakh connections. In all, Rs 68
crore was recovered from the erring consumers. The company filed 18, 551 cases
of power theft or irregularities in special courts.
Western Region Power Distribution Company
in Indore and Ujjain areas filed one lakh cases of power theft and recovered Rs
157 crore from the erring consumers. The company had checked 7 lakh cases and
filed 12, 922 cases of power theft or irregularities in courts.