Rajasthan Panchayats to get power feeder soon

Rajasthan Govt is planning to setup power feeder at each panchayats to save electricity and provide 24 hr electricity to each villages. "We would be establishing 800 grid substation in the state within this financial year. Each panchayat in the state will have its own feeder so that villagers do not have to face problem of low voltage," state energy minister Jitendra Singh said. Huge amount of state budget was allocated to the energy department this year for strengthening the electricity supply system in the state but discoms have not been able to speed up the process as desired. Not only the farmers are happy with this move but many of the farmhouse owners and hotels situated in the rural areas will also get benefitted by this initiative.
The responsibility of curbing power theft will also be delegated to panchayat in time-bound manner in the future. "Each panchayat will have its own transformer and dedicated feeder. This is also intended to earmark areas which are more notorious for power theft," the minister said.