Agri consumers now owe discom `30K cr
Mahavitaran supplies power at the subsidised rate to agriculture consumers by charging more to industry consumers.
A Mahavitaran officer told DNA, ‘’Despite repeated appeals, agriculture consumers are not clearing the arrears. They are reluctant to pay even the current electricity bills citing drought and farm crisis. Mahavitaran has to continue its operation with working capital loan but that has its own limitations.”
The officer said that Mahavitaran’s effort to increase monthly revenue collection has paid off as it is currently worth Rs 5,500 crore. However, this won’t work unless agriculture consumers clear running bills and pay arrears in a time bound manner.
Mahavitaran is worried