End power theft,formulate Electricity Theft Prevention Act,directs CM

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Taking the cases of power theft seriously,Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today directed the concerned officials to formulate Electricity Theft Prevention Act.

“To contain theft of electricity,most strong rules and regulations are needed be adopted”,Das directed the officials.He said that in the power theft cases,the number of High Tension Consumers was high.

Observing that power theft is a serious crime,he said that the state was facing huge lose due to power theft.”Nearly 41 percent of electricity was being recored.It is highest in the country and as such the need of the hour was to contain this crime and reduce the power theft to atleast 32 percent.

Das directed the Principal Secretary,Power,to act toward this end as soon as possible and come up with Electricity Theft Prevention Act.

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