Chandigarh: Haryana government has launched a scheme to supply power from rural domestic feeders to 'dhanies' (village hutments) which have more than 11 people living in them and are presently being supplied electricity from Agriculture Pump (AP) set feeders.

Fifty percent cost of shifting such dhanies to rural domestic feeders will be borne by the state government and the rest by the consumers themselves, Power Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here.
As many as 541 dhanies had already been shifted from AP feeders to rural domestic feeders. Three dhanies falling under Loharu, Dighawa, Behl and Siwani power sub stations under Loharu constituency had also opted for the scheme and deposited their share of the cost.
The shifting of power supply would be completed within two months, he added.
While replying to another question, the Power Minister said the state government had also decided to reward "honest" consumers by giving them better power supply.
The decision had been taken to ensure no power cut to independent feeders having losses upto three percent; industrial feeders having losses upto six percent and urban feeders having losses upto ten percent.
97,616 consumers of 444 feeders had already benefited from the scheme, he said.


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