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J&k Power Development Department mounting losses; elites owe hefty amount

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It is widely Known truth that j&k transmission and Distribution losses are hovering around 60% against the national average of 30%

Neighboring sates of Himachal Pradesh’s T&D loss is meager 20% and that of Delhi and Chandigarh is 21% and 19% respectively, though a lot of efforts have been made by the department to control the purmounting pressure of losses by putting in place a lot of measures, which includes e metering, 100% temperproof cabling , installation of sufficient numbers of transformers conforming to the sanctioned load etc

one of the factors which is an important cause os losses are the huge amount of arrears which a category of consumers owe to the department

Of late , the Department has issued a list of consumers who owe Rs 5 lakh to rs 10 lakh to the department and that list includes who’s who of the region of Jammu

what is astonishing in the list is the fact that not only industrial/ commercial consumers who are many domestic consumers, who owe a lot a amount to department though the list only have consumers from jammu region, channel1 would soon take up the matter with commissioner/secy pdd to persuade the department to fellow up on the same lines in kashmir region too

sources have confirmed that hundreds of crores of arrears of electricity are stuck with the consumers due to their unwilling to pay

PDD is now contemplating to go all out to recover the arrears ; without any further delay