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Power rates in Haryana may be reduced soon: Khattar

Press Trust of India  |  Kaithal (Har) 

Lal today said rates may be reduced soon in the state.

He said consumers with no metres would be given an opportunity to pay their bills on the basis of the average of last one year.

The said other defaulters would also be given two years-time to pay their pending bills in 12 instalments, adding that no penalty would be levied on them.

"This scheme is being introduced for those consumers whose bills have been pending for many years. This step will also take them out of the bracket of defaulters," he said.

was addressing the people of Kaul village in the district as part of his mass contact programme.

An official release quoting the said the power rates in the state may be reduced soon.

In Kaithal district, power losses ranging from 20 to 83 per cent are registered in villages only, it said.

The has been successful in reducing power losses through the 'Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon' scheme, the release said.

Under this scheme, five districts of the state namely, Gurugram, Panchkula, Ambala, and Faridabad, are being provided 24-hour electricity.

Exhorting the people to get to help the reduce losses of the power department, said when the BJP government took over the reins of the administration, the losses were a staggering

34 per cent which had now been reduced to 20 per cent.

Reacting to former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's statement regarding acquisition of farmers' land for state projects, the said, "During the last three years, not even a single inch of land has been acquired by the state government, except for road projects".

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 22:05 IST