Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 4: In yet another big decision, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday announced that they would soon link electricity bill payments to Aadhar card bank accounts of consumers in a bid to bring down power theft.
The government will set up at least 75 police stations to check the rampant power theft in the state.
They have also announced a punishment to limit power theft in the state. If in case a person caught for the first time, he would be put behind the bars for five years. If in case he was caught for the second time then he will be put behind the bars for seven years.
After postpaid electricity meter, now, prepaid electricity meters will also be installed in the houses in Uttar Pradesh.
The UP government will also increase focus on off-grid solar power in rural regions.
At least two lakh people have registered in the Government’s initiated scheme for payment of outstanding electricity bills.