News Brief | October 2016
Bengal Govt promises steady power supply during Pujas
The West Bengal government said it has taken all measures to ensure steady power supply during the festive occasion of Durga Puja. ´We have taken all measures to ensure steady power supply across the state during the festive season,´ State Power Minister Shobhondeb Chatterjee said. ´We held a meeting today with CIL and Railways for steady supply of coal to feed the power plants. They have assured us,´ the Minister said. WBSEDCL has also decided to keep mobile contingency to rush emergency services in case of faults and breakdowns. Chatterjee said the govt is committed to check power theft and plans to bring down transmission and distribution losses to 21 per cent from 27 per cent.