13000 Rajasthan villages to get 24 hrs power supply by March end

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Jaipur, Sep 23 (UNI) The Jaipur Electrity Distribution and Supply Corporation Limited has set a target of providing 24-hour power supply to all 13,000 villages of 12 districts by March next year.

The corporation Chairman-cum-Managing Director R G Gupta told reporters here that as many as 5005 villages had so far been receiving uninterrupted 24 hours power supply in the districts.

He said 849 villages of Jhalawar district had been provided with 24 hours power supply followed by Jaipur(809), Alwar(488), Bharatpur(643), Dholpur(119), Dausa(398), Baran(283), Kota(296), Bundi(259), Sawai Madhopur(229), Tonk(240) and Karauli district(392).

Mr Gupta expressed satisfaction over the corporations performance in the power reforms and effective implementation of various programmes including the feeder renovation and maintenance programme being launched in a big way to minimise the line losses and other leakage-proliferation related problems.

These problems which were as high as 37.3 per cent till March 31 last year, were brought down by four per cent to contain at 33.6 per cent as on March 31 this year.

The company targeted to reduce this further to about 28 per cent by March 31 next year, Mr Gupta said.

This would also strengthen the economy of the corporation as the net commercial deficit, which was Rs 76 crore as on March 31, 2007, is expected to get reduced appreciably.

He said as many as 1000 feeders have been ungraded under the ongoing feeder renovation programme which had helped bring down line losses and leakage considerably.

By March 31, 2009 the corporation would succeed in bringing these down to the desired level of 20 per cent.

Meanwhile, the company has convened on October 1 next a convention of sarpanches of the villages benefits by ongoing feeder renovation and maintenance programme. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will address the sarpanches at the convention.

UNI

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