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People asked to desist from using ‘crude electric devices’

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Srinagar: The usage of “crude electric devices” by “unscrupulous” people is causing huge losses of electricity which also leads to interruption in regular power supply, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, said in a meeting here, Friday.

According to an official press release, he enjoined upon Deputy Commissioners to sensitise people about disadvantages of usage of crude electronic appliances.

He said that appropriate action should be taken against misuse of electricity, hooking and power theft.

He maintained that to protect from damage to transformers and other costly gadgets at the receiving stations, a campaign must be started to educate the general public about the heavy cost of unethical power consumption.

He also appealed to people to cooperate with the administration in ensuring regular power supply as per the published schedule.

Div Com also reviewed the completion of various projects under different schemes, plans and projects in all districts and impressed upon DCs to achieve given targets for this financial year.

Besides, he instructed DCs to expedite the work at tourist spots to keep these places functional during the winter as a huge number of visitors flock to these destinations.

Div Com also asked DCs to focus on deliverables and quality disposal of grievances in their respective districts, the press release said.

It said he directed DCs to make strenuous efforts to increase the number of drug-free panchayats. He instructed them to engage Numberdars and Chowkidars in programmes, activities and ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’ campaigns.

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