The Right to Information has revealed that Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) has witnessed a spurt in power theft cases as it detected 58,000 cases across the state in the past six years. The power distribution company has mopped up Rs 123 crore from the power thieves towards penalty.
The data was provided by the MSEDCL to an RTI poser submitted by activist Abhay Kolarkar. The period of detection of power theft cases is from 2012.
The information shared by MSEDCL also reveals that in 2017-18 the number of power theft cases showed a sharp decline. But it was an exception. From 2012-13 onward there was steady rise in exposure of power thefts. Read More
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