Haryana Government launches ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme [ Current Affairs ]
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme from Dyalpur village of Kurukshetra district which to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power supply for rural domestic consumers in a phased manner with their active participation. With this launch, Haryana State became first state in the country to provide such an innovative voluntary scheme.
Aim at launching Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon scheme –
- To provide 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to rural domestic consumers.
- Special emphasis will be given to generate renewable energy by installing solar panels on roof tops.
- Improve electricity bill collections in order to reduce ‘huge’ accumulated losses of power utilities.
This scheme will be implemented in phases. In the first phase of the scheme, 83 feeders have been identified covering 310 villages and also electricity department officers will resolve the complaints of consumers on the spot under phase 1.
Firstly the power supply will be increased to 15 hours in these villages instead of 12 hour power in present time.
Later the power supply will be further increased to 21 hours on those feeders where the payment of bills would cross the mark of 90 per cent.
These villages are having minimum line losses between 25 to 70 per cent and have made payment of their electricity bills.
- Published on: July 6, 2015