Samadhan Yojana benefits over 3.04 lakh defaulters

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Jul 2017 13:16:46


MORE than 3.04 lakh defaulter electricity consumers were benefited with revamping their electricity supply by providing them rebate of Rs 69.99 crores in pending electricity bills and waving surcharge of Rs 28.92 crores under the head of Samadhan Yojana-2017 across the State.

Under the scheme, a total of 2,49,327 consumers of below poverty line families and low tension consumers in urban slum areas and 9,744 low tension consumers in urban areas were benefited. Power companies have collected total Rs. 129.52 crores pending electricity dues and provided rebate of Rs 69.99 crore in electricity bills and waived-off surcharge of Rs 28.92 crore. MP Poorva Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Limited provided benefits to 1,05,196 consumers including 76,382 below poverty line and urban slum consumers and 28,814 low tension domestic consumers in urban areas.

The company recovered Rs 27.43 crore from consumers and provided rebate of Rs 15.38 crore in electricity bills and Rs 4.54 crore in electricity surcharge. Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Limited provided benefit to 36,339 consumers including 29,706 below poverty line and 6,633 low tension line domestic consumers.