Maharashtra govt to set up committees to check power theft

Mumbai: Maharashtra government will set up review and vigilance committees at district and tehsil levels to stop power thefts and provide good services to consumers.

At the district level, the committee will be headed by guardian minister and will also include superintendent engineer and district collector, an official in the energy department said.

The committee will also look into complaints of power deficit and T&D losses as well as monitor basic infrastructure of setting up the power projects.

It will look into whether the district is getting assured electricity supply and also review applications for agriculture pump connections.

The committee at tehsil level will be headed by the tehsildar and include local legislator, two sarpanch, zilla parishad members among others, the official said.

Appointment of prominent citizens in the committee will be done on the recommendation of the legislator by the tehsildar.

The committee will help Mahavitaran to recover electricity bills and stop power thefts, he added.

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