Web Exclusive | December 2012
Haryana discoms aim at 20-hour supply a day
A 'Power Distribution System Improvement Campaign' will begin by the Haryana Power Distribution Utilities from January 1 to ensure at least 20 hours of power supply every day to consumers in both rural and urban areas where line losses are reduced substantially.
The decision was taken by the State Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav during the monthly review meeting of the Haryana Power Distribution Utilities. Yadav said that under the campaign 14 hours of uninterrupted power would be supplied if one-third of the line losses on feeders is reduced, which accounts for more than 25% line losses.
On further reduction of losses by one third, 17 hours power would be supplied, and on reducing technical losses to 25% or more, 20 hours of power would be supplied on the pattern of urban areas. The power minister said that under the scheme all the houses in villages connected with a feeder must have power connections, with meters installed outside.
Under the campaign old wires will be replaced with new ones and iron poles with cement ones, loose distribution lines will be fixed and fencing of the transformers will be done.