The electrification of new households under the Central government’s Saubhagya scheme is not the only cause for a few major states recently reporting high aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses, power minister RK Singh said on Thursday. The minister was speaking to the media after reviewing the progress of the states in the 100% household electrification scheme here on Thursday.
“All the new connections under Saubhagya are metered, reducing the scope for theft, but the billing and collection efficiency need to be improved,” Singh added.
FE recently reported that states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand, which have electrified households at the fastest rate under Saubhagya have reported AT&C losses of more than 30% at the end of September. Read More