Uttar Pradesh: All sub-stations of state will be economically viable, says Power Minister Sharma

All sub-centers divided into Green, Orange and Red category based on line loss.

Lucknow, May 26: Power Minister Shrikant Sharma said here on Tuesday that all 4,418 power sub-stations of the state will become economically feasible.

He said that this will benefit the consumers as well as the power employees. Also, all sub-stations will get 24-hour uninterrupted power supply.

The Energy Minister directed the Chairman of UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to regularly review it and also ensure accountability on negligence.

Shrikant Sharma was reviewing the work being done by all the power distribution companies to make the sub-stations financially self-reliant through video conferencing today.

The minister said that the sub-stations have been divided into green, orange and red categories according to line losses.

In this way, Green at line losses below 15 per cent, Orange to the extent of the average line loss of DISCOM’s last year and above that the line loss sub-station is placed in the red category. All the 4418 sub-stations of the state are divided into category-wise green, orange and red.

The minister also expressed displeasure over the slow progress of reform works, Sharma directed that all DISCOM managing directors review it themselves. Laxity is not acceptable. In future, accountability of the managing directors will also be ensured.

He said that to make every sub-station economically self-sufficient, there is a need to work on improving consumer services, greater use of technology and austerity. It is being ensured that consumers get all facilities without any inconvenience.

“The department should also get the revenue as much electricity is going to the sub-station. For this, all kinds of facilities are being given. If the service and behaviour is appropriate, then consumers visit to the power house to deposit electricity bills,” said Sharma.

The Power Minister said that right now we are providing 24 hours electricity even in villages with less than 15 percent line loss. We are already providing uninterrupted power supply to cities. If the line losses are low, the profit will certainly go down to the consumer. He said that employees who have done better work in this campaign will also be rewarded

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