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Bills for non-supply of power waived

IN A significant step, the Madhya Pradesh Government has directed the State Electricity Board (MPSEB) to waive the bills of those farmers who were served bills despite not being supplied any power for a long period due to ?technical? problems.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 16:00 IST

IN A significant step, the Madhya Pradesh Government has directed the State Electricity Board (MPSEB) to waive the bills of those farmers who were served bills despite not being supplied any power for a long period due to ‘technical’ problems.

According to official sources, over the recent past, the peasants were constantly demanding the waiver. There have been complaints from several places in rural areas of transformers burn-out, lines malfunctioning or wires stolen.

Taking serious note of the matter, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed senior MPSEB officials to initiate measures for redressing cultivators’ grievances forthwith. Chouhan said that an initiative must be immediately launched for laying power lines in rural areas and getting rid of technical lacunae.

First Published: Jan 25, 2006 16:00 IST