Chandigarh: The Power Distribution companies in Haryana have witnessed the highest-ever monthly revenue generation of Rs 1,003 crore in November.

Owing to the ongoing efforts for recovery of defaulting amount and checking theft of electricity, monthly revenue of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran has crossed the mark of Rs 1,000 crore in a month for the first time in history of the state, a spokesman said in Chandigarh on Friday.

There has been an increase of 36.46 percent in monthly revenue collection during November over the revenue collected during April, he said.

It is an increase of Rs 268 crore from Rs 735 crore in April to Rs 1,003 crore in November. During October, the monthly revenue was to the tune of Rs 991 crore, he added.

During July and August, the consumption of power was maximum and thereafter the consumption reduced considerably due to reduced demand in domestic and agriculture sectors.

But the revenue collection which was Rs 909 crore in July and Rs 905 crore in August last has increased by about Rs 100 crore during November, he said.

During last September, October and November, the discoms recovered revenue to the tune of Rs 2,937 crore against Rs 2,331 crore revenue recovered during the corresponding months of last year, up by 27 percent.

The spokesman said that during the month of November, the Operation Circle Gurgaon earned highest Rs 222.42 crore monthly revenue followed by Faridabad at Rs168 crore, Panipat Rs 73 crore, Hisar Rs 71 crore, among other circles.

He said the power engineers was given the responsibility to reduce the cost of supply by 60 paise per unit by reducing the rate of AT&C losses from present 30 percent to 15 percent during next three years.

(Agencies)

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