State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has issued a large tender seeking supply of 50 lakh smart meters on behalf of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The tender sale is next month. “A huge step towards controlling power theft and consumer convenience,” an official statement of the ministry of power said.
Implementing smart meters is one of the operational performance parameters of the Centre’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday) in which most states are lagging behind. Uday portal showed that only 1% of the overall target of 1.7 crore smart meters has been met so far.
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