Employ migrant labourers of Chhattisgarh in power companies: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur (thestates.news) Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the workers returning to Chhattisgarh from other states during the lockdown should be employed in power sub-station, power line expansion and other construction works as per their skills.He said that the migrant labourers should be trained and put into work on priority basis, so that they get employment in the state itself.Chief Minister Mr. Baghel was reviewing the works of the Energy Department at his residence office here today.

 Chief Minister discussed in detail the proposal presented in connection with the reorganization of power companies of Chhattisgarh State.Currently, there are five power companies in the state.These are to be reorganized and three companies are proposed to be constituted.The proposed option of restructuring was discussed.Chief Minister expressed displeasure over the power distribution companies for not explicitly mentioning the exemption given to consumers in electricity bills.He also inquired with the officials regarding the disturbances of the Madwa Electric Heating Project and directed to take action against the culprits.

        In the meeting, an in-depth review of various issues including transmission loss of transmission companies, status of substations under construction,proposed substation, category-wise pending payment of electricity bills, installation of AB cable for prevention of power theft, power transmission loss reduction measures and the cost per unit of power generation through various power plants was done.Giving information in the meeting, about the loss of Rs 212 crore in revenue in April due to corona pandemic and lockdown, Mr. Abdul Qaiser Haq, Managing Director of Power Distribution Company said that the revenue reduction of Rs 1510 crore is expected till October.