UP electricity earnings grow 28 per cent

A severe crackdown on electricity theft following the implementation of the centre’s flagship scheme Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) has led to a growth of 28.5 per cent in power bill earnings for Uttar Pradesh in the first quarter ended June, the power ministry has said.

The state’s collection of power supply revenue grew to Rs 7,822 crore in the three months between April 2017 and June 2017 from Rs 6,086 crore in the corresponding quarter previous financial year (2016-17).

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