All moujas of Bengal has electrified: Minister

Kolkata
29 Nov 2017

All moujas of West Bengal have been given electricity connections during the six-year rule of the Trinamool Congress ministry in the state, the Assembly was informed today. A mouja corresponds to a specific land area within which there could be one or more settlements. Till October 31 last, nearly 1.78 crore electricity connections have been given since May 2011 as compared to 85 lakh in the previous 35-year Left Front rule, power and non-conventional energy minister Sobhandev Chatterjee said during the question hour. It was an increase of over 107 per cent, he said.
Chatterjee admitted that the problem of low voltage is a fact, when the matter was raised by an Opposition MLA. The minister said it was not possible to build sub-stations keeping in pace with new electricity connections. However, the government was making efforts to set up 33 KV lines, sub-stations along with transformers to address the low voltage problem. He also said rampant hooking is also a primary cause for the poor quality voltage. (PTI)