UP Power department to launch drive against electricity theft

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UP Power department-indian bureaucracy

The Uttar Pradesh power department will launch a drive against electricity theft after two months and is mulling severe action against those involved in its stealing, state minister Shrikant Sharma .

“A person involved in theft of electricity for the first time can be imprisoned for up to five years, while a second time offender can be sentenced for up to seven years,” the state power minister said after inaugurating a 220 KV sub- station in Chhatta.A drive would be launched against against power theft after two months and round-the-clock power supply would be ensured, he said.”VIP culture in the state is over as it is a government of the farmers, the poor and the labourers,” Sharma said.

State minister for milk development Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said, “The sub-station will prove to be a boon for improving power supply in rural areas of Vrindaban, Chhatta, Kosi Kalan and Goverdhan.

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