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JAMMU: Intensifying its special drive for electrification of left-out un-electrified households, EMRE-III, Jammu held yet another awareness-cum-registration camp at BDO Office, Bhalwal on Friday under the ongoing Saubhagya Scheme.
The venue was thronged with large number of people, who availed free electricity connections on-the-spot as per the guidelines of the scheme.
For commutation of people living in areas far away from the venue, a vehicle was arranged by the department to facilitate them to reach the camp.
Executive Engineer and Nodal Officer, 24×7 Power for All, J&K State, Sanjay Sharma, Assistant Executive Engineer, EMRE-III, Jammu, Anil Verma, Assistant Engineer, Sub-Division-II, Janipur, B.B Sharma, Junior Engineers, Sushma Parihar, Kanchan Bharti, Rupesh Pandita, Sahil Revoo, Pawan Sharma and representatives from Rodic Consultants were present on the occasion.
About 200 free electricity connections were provided along with distribution of certificates and free energy meters among the beneficiaries. During the camp, the beneficiaries/ upcoming consumers were asked to pay their regular monthly electricity bills on time to avoid accrual of hefty amounts on account of late payment surcharge. The consumers were also apprised of the digital payment methods for paying the electricity bills. Besides, important safety tips while using electrical gadgets especially during the ongoing rainy season were given to the consumers.
The Nodal Officer also informed the media that all those households across the State which are not covered under the ongoing DDUGJY/ PMDP schemes will be connected under the Saubhagya Scheme.
Speaking specifically about Jammu District, Sanjay Sharma informed that to ensure 100 per cent electrification by the deadline of December 2018, the electrification works including erection of infrastructure are being carried out in parallel along with the release of electricity connections in a fast track manner. He further added that block-wise targets have been fixed in respect of the concerned PDD Divisions and special dedicated teams have been constituted to devise and execute the action plan.
“Going by the present trend/ response from the masses, we hope to achieve 100 per cent saturation of household electrification ahead of the timeline,” he said.
“Terming electricity as the basic need, he called upon the people to come forward and participate in the camps where electricity connections are being provided at their doorsteps, to avail benefits of the scheme for their own economic upliftment,” he said.
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