Seventeen villages have been included in the state government’s Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon scheme. From August 15, these villages are to receive round-the-clock electricity.
From August 15, Gurgaon and Ambala districts are going to remain 'jagmag' or illuminated round the clock. The state government has prepared a blueprint to that end as well. Under it, the rural feeders and power infrastructure of the districts will be strengthened in keeping with requirements.
This was disclosed by the chairman and managing director (CMD) of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) Shatrujit Kapoor while addressing the sarpanches and panchayati raj representatives of Pataudi, Manesar and Farukhnagar area at a programme at Farukhnagar.
Kapoor shared the plans of the state government with the panchayati representatives. He also sought support from them to improve infrastructure in their villages by forming a Bijli Sudhar Samiti in each village. He asked the sarpanches to take the villagers into confidence.
Sarpanches promised to adopt ‘Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon’ scheme, so the villages could avail 24-hour power supply. Presently, 17 villages of Gurgaon have been included into the scheme.
The defective electricity lines will be replaced and new transformers will be installed and other infra improvement projects will be taken up in the villages adopting this scheme. An estimate of about Rs 45 crore has been prepared and approved for the project.
The CMD asked the sarpanches to ensure that power theft is curbed, which can bring down the electricity rates substantially. In September last year, the government had reduced 37 paise in surcharge; and 62 paise was reduced this year in April.
Balwan Singh Rana, superintendent of police, electricity vigilance, explained that there are separate police stations for checking power and water theft in the state. Eight districts of the state have such police stations, where eight DSP-level officers have been deputed as supervisory officers.
The villagers, sarpanches, block samiti members and employees of DHBVN who contributed in the implementation of Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon were honoured by the CMD at the function.