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Centre?s directive for free power connections

THE CENTRAL Government has asked the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) to give free power connection to the below poverty line (BPL) population and also ensure at the same time that people living above the poverty line (APL) took power connections in the villages being electrified under the Rajiv Gandhi Village Electrification Programme. It also directed the UPPCL to give connections to schools and village panchayats.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2006 01:40 IST

First Published: Sep 21, 2006 01:40 IST