Diya Jalao Andolan to protest SNDL’s functioning

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Nov 2017 09:03:31


Staff Reporter,

Protesting against unjust billing and alleged arm twisting attempts on part of SNDL, aggrieved people took to agitation to highlight their plight. Diya Jalao Andolan as it was titled was held to protest the functioning of SNDL whose consumer base is 4.5 lakh in city. Umesh Choubey, social worker, has assailed the SNDL claiming it has illegally realized Rs. 4.5 crores and since last six-years the company has been fleecing the people of city.

Praveen Raut who has been leading the agitation against SNDL held a meeting of aggrieved citizens. The main grouse is changing of old mechanical metres with electronic metres which people claim runs faster which results in excess billing. About 203503 metres were changed by SNDL and Raut claims that calibration certificate and bills of the metres were not given to consumers. Those people who had doubts about the functioning of metres opted for testing and for that too they had to cough up Rs. 150 and this Rs. 35,49,300 was collected.
Avinash Kakde, Sunil Chokhare, Irshad Maulana, Prabhakar Navkhare, Gajanan Kanake, Dilip Narwadia and others and Praveen Raut from Nagpur Sudhar Samiti spoke at the meeting which was presided by Umesh Choubey. Nalini Karangale, Vaishali Wankhede, Sonia Jaidi, S N Singh, Nikhil Bhute, Sairam Maharaj, Sunil Khandelwal, Naresh Nimje, Kalim Khan, Prasanna Tambole, Sohamlal Joshi, Divyangi Sumit Nandanwar, Harish Kumbhare and others were also present at the meeting.