Under the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) launched by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to extend the load of agricultural power connections in rural areas, Ludhiana Central Zone groups collected ₹47,40,745 as service connection cost and preliminary safety in two days — Saturday and Sunday — after the shoppers declared a complete load of 1750.45 BHP.
Numerous VDS camps have been organised in whole 77 villages, the place a complete of 496 shoppers availed the profit below the stated scheme.
The camps have been organised by a number of divisions of the Ludhiana in its East, West, Sub-Urban and Khanna circles following the directions of state power minister Harbhajan Singh.
Speaking in regards to the scheme, Ludhiana Central Zone chief engineer Parvinder Singh Khamba stated it could be extremely useful for the agriculture power shoppers as they will get their load elevated by paying the fee with out penalty, including that the fee for growing the load has additionally been decreased from ₹4,750 per bhp to ₹2,500 per bhp.
“The consumers at times tend to install bigger motors to water their fields than the permissible load causing overloading of transformers and ultimately breakage of machinery and financial loss to the electricity department. This is a genuine opportunity for such consumers to get their loads increased without any penalties”, he stated.
In the East circle, a complete three camps have been organised together with two in Sundar Nagar and one in Focal Point division, the place 64 shoppers availed the advantage of the stated scheme whereas declaring a complete load of 222.85 bhp. An quantity of ₹6,00,525 was collected as service connection cost and preliminary safety.
The west circle, nevertheless, noticed solely six camps together with two every in Aggar Nagar and Estate divisions and one every at City West and Model Town division. A complete of 31 shoppers declared a complete load of 111.1 bhp, in opposition to which an quantity of ₹2,99,150 was collected.
Under the Sub-Urban circle, 30 camps have been arrange in Sub-Urban, Adda Dakha, Jagraon, Raikot and Ahmedgarh divisions, the place 210 shoppers declared a load of 735.5 bhp accounting for ₹20,07,450.
Meanwhile, 38 camps have been arrange in Khanna, Doraha, Sirhind, Amloh and MGG divisions below Khanna circle, the place 191 shoppers declared 681 bhp load and an quantity of ₹18,33,620 was collected.
Khamba stated the division aimed to extend the load earlier than the graduation of the paddy season, including that solely authentic homeowners may get the load elevated earlier, however now representatives may get the sanctioned load elevated by exhibiting the required paperwork on the camps.
“The scheme is open for all such consumers and no deadline for closure of this scheme has been announced yet by the Government as it wants maximum consumers to avail the benefit,” he stated.
Khamba additional appealed to the shoppers to avail most advantages via the scheme