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All moujas of WB now electrified: minister

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

All moujas of West Bengal have been given electric connections during the six-year rule of the Trinamool Congress government in the state, the Assembly was informed today.

Till October 31 last, nearly 1.78 crore electric connections have been given since May 2011 as compared to 85 lakh in the previous 35-year Left Front rule, Power and Non-conventional Energy Minister Sobhandev Chatterjee said during the question hour.

It was an increase of over 107 per cent, he said.

Chatterjee admitted that the problem of low voltage is a fact, when the matter was raised by an opposition MLA.

The minister said it was not possible to build sub-stations keeping in pace with new electric connections.

However, the government was making efforts to set up 33 KV lines, sub-stations along with transformers to address the low voltage problem.

He also said rampant hooking is also a primary cause for the poor quality voltage.

A mouja corresponds to a specific land area within which there could be one or more settlements.

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First Published: Wed, November 29 2017. 13:45 IST