DHBVN to introduce VDS for farmers

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Chandigarh, Sept 17 (UNI) Keeping in view the persistent demand by farmers, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to introduce Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) of load for agriculture consumers with immediate effect.

The VDS will remain operative up to December 31, a spokesman for the DHBVN said here today.

Under the VDS, the farmers who have raised the capacity of their motors without permission could declare the same voluntarily in the office of Assistant General Manager/Operation concerned.

''They need not to submit any fresh terms and conditions or affidavits. Their load would be regularised without charging any penalty. However, the consumers will have to deposit advance consumption security and submit a test report for the extended load.'' he said.

The unauthorised extension in load will be regularised with existing system. ''However, if the existing system cannot take up the additional load so declared by the consumers, then the existing equipment/transformer will be augmented by the Nigam after observing required formalities,'' he added.


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