Gadchiroli May 22 (District Correspondent) As about 80 percent of Mahavitaran’s revenue is spent on electricity purchase, revenue from electricity bills is the only solution to ensure uninterrupted power supply. Therefore, Chief Engineer Sunil Deshpande has called upon all the consumers to pay the electricity bills on time and cooperate MSEDCL to provide uninterrupted power.
Employees and officers have reached the ground for recovery and different teams have been prepared for this purpose and they are carrying out the operation of interrupting the electricity supply for the recovery of electricity bill in the nook and corner of the district.
In the two months of March and April, electricity supply of a total of 3968 consumers was temporarily and permanently interrupted. However, illegal usage was found during the cross verification even though the electricity supply was interrupted to the customers. Such consumers have been issued the bills of a fine and power theft and if they do not pay, they will be charged, it has been warned.
In Gadchiroli district, the arrears of domestic consumers is Rs. 11. 24 crores, commercial consumers -Rs. 2.11 crores, industrial Rs. 96 lakhs, rural and urban water supply Rs. 45 lakhs, government offices and other consumers Rs. 2.49 crores (government offices- Rs. 99 lakhs), rural and urban street lights arrears- Rs. 59.88 crores, the arrears of agricultural pumps have reached 91. Crores. A mountain of the total arrears of 168.95 crores has been raised in Gadchiroli district.
Consumer oriented facilities like eco-friendly online payment, mobile app, Google Pay, Paytm have been made available to the customers by Mahavitran to pay the electricity bills and the response of the regular customers is also good. All electricity consumers in the low-pressure category should cooperate by paying their electricity bills at home by using these facilities.
Considering the financial condition of Mahavitaran, all the domestic, commercial, industrial, government offices, public water supply scheme and street lights as well as agricultural consumers in the district should pay the dues, appealed the Chief Engineer Sunil Deshpande.