Over 1 crore consumers never paid their power bills in UP
LUCKNOW: Amid UP go nment's promise to provide round-the-clock power supply to the consumers, and the proposal to privatise Purvanchal distribution company, the UP Power Corporation Limited's (UPPCL) data show that more than 38% consumers have not paid their electricity bill since the date of connection.
The fact was shared by UPPCL chairman and additional chief secretary (energy) Arvind Kumar in a series of tweets on Thursday. He said that out of a consumer base of 2.83 crore, 1.09 crore consumers have not paid their bills. About 96% of these defaulters are from rural areas. UPPCL sources said that the amount recoverable from these consumers is around Rs 68,000 crore.
Significantly, of the over 1 crore consumers who have never paid their electricity connection, mamum 43 lakh -- out of total 83 lakh -- are from the Purvanchal Discom alone. Data shows that in Purvanchal alone, a staggering 3.78 lakh consumers are those who have pending arrears above Rs 1 lakh. “These figures show that the distribution company is in such a bad state of affairs,” said a senior UPPCL official. Sources said that this was one of the key reasons why the state go nment has been pitching for privatisation of Purvanchal districbution company, comprising Azamgarh, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Basti, Prayagraj and Varanasi zones.
Purvanchal is followed by Madhyanchal comprising Lucknow, Devi Patan and Ayodhya zones. Here, as many as 33.45 lakh consumers have not paid their bills since getting a connection. This discom has total 79 lakh consumers. In fact, Lucknow zone alone accounts for around 11 lakh such consumers. Data show that more than 1.7 lakh consumers account for those consumers who have pending arrears above Rs 1 lakh.
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I am living in African countries for last 17years, Sudan, Kenya and Mozambique. All these countries have pre paid system for eletricity. If you pay you have electricity if not you dont have. Thee have pre paid meters in all the home. Why cant India have them? They have introduced VAT two decades back. How can we say we are developed more than African countries?
People in India love to steal electricity
India should have given away UP and Bihar to Pakistan at the time of partition. Best way to punish our enemy.
Madan Mohan Siddhanthi
our power thefts must a world record and non payment even a rupee cut off power
same in odisha. in my neighborhood people use ACs and old electric cooking heaters of 1500w, still pay less than Rs 300 a month whereas I don't have ACor coolers nor I use electric cooker but I pay over Rs 800 a month because I can't dare temper my elecric meter.
Surprised to hear this and no action taken by the go nment/authorities. Doubly surprising
Without corrupt officers this will not happen.
This Government has no governance, just disconnect the electricity then they will pay the bill
This tendency of masses for freebies is harmful ... they just want everything free ... as if its their right.
Install prepaid meters and forget about the pending. Simple.
They breaking the back of those who pay taxes and bills regularly
What are you waiting on? Just disconnect the service. These are so well connected and a solid vote bank which go nment refuse to act
at last the Gov of UP got these numbers published. All these decades just for votes everything was given out for FREE.
They must disconnect power in case of persistent defaulters .Only this will force people to settle their bills.
The only way to ensure compliance is the strict application of cutting the connection.
What was the go nment doing when these people have not paid for electricity in years?
one modi alone can't make the country great!
When did politicians pay power bill?
Why have the connections not been cut if the payment has not been made.
It’s Just inconceivable....
No one can change the Rogue culture of UP. Not even Jogi. Sad