In the last three days, MSEDCL teams have unearthed power theft worth over Rs 2 crore in Vidarbha. Over 2,000 theft cases have been detected.
The theft amount assessed is twice the money spent on demand side management (DSM) by MSEDCL in the state in 2017-18. DSM implies reduction in demand by using energy efficient devices like LEDs.
With its financial condition deteriorating by the day, state discom MSEDCL has started cracking down on power theft on a large scale.
Regional director (RD) Bhalchandra Khandait said the vigilance teams carried out operations in all 12 circles of Vidarbha and detected 2,067 theft cases. Read More…