Haryana to launch campaign for power conservation

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Chandigarh, Mar 31 (UNI) Power distribution corporations of Haryana--Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam--have decided to launch a massive two month long campaign all over the state for mass awakening on electricity conservation and consequences of theft of power during April and May.

A spokesman of the DHBVN said here today that during the two months, the officials of the Haryana power distribution corporations would organise seminars in 150 towns, camps in 1,300 strategic villages and lectures to students in 6,000 schools of the state.

All officials engaged in operation wing, officers of vigilance, legal, technical wings and experts from other concerned departments would participate in the campaign.

He said that the sub divisional officers would arrange at least one public meeting on every Saturday in their areas for mass awakening.

"Though Haryana has been making full efforts to increase the installed capacity of power generation, however, the pace of development has been faster. Consequently, the state is facing a gap between demand and availability of power." "Conservation of electricity by consumers is an easier way to fill the gap at little cost. Conservation of electricity is becoming a vital element of economic growth giving benefit to state's exchequer as well as accounts of consumers," the spokesman said.

Educating the general public on the methods of conservation of electricity and possibilities of spending less on electricity can go a long way in reducing electricity requirements. It would also minimise the aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.

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