• Clarification sought from UP discom on electrification of Nagla Fatela village

    Rural Electrification Corporation on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to an Uttar Pradesh power distribution utility seeking clarification on status of Nagla Fatela village that was announced as electrified by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech.

    The corporation has sought clarification from Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd (DVVNL) on media reports that said no power connections have been given to households, though the village has been certified as electrified by the utility in October 2015.

    The notice has also sought explanation on media reports that quoted chief engineer VS Gangwar as saying that the village was electrified many years ago, but only through “katia” connections.

    “You may also clarify, why, if the infrastructure work had been completed and certified on October 30, as reported by DVVNL, no connection have so far been released to households, including BPL households and the infrastructure remained underutilised after spending public money, including GOI grant. In case your reply is not received within three days, action as deemed appropriate will be initiated,” the notice said.

    Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal said that Uttar Pradesh has been asking for additional funds while not been able to utilise the existing ones. DaeSean Hamilton Authentic Jersey

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