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Many areas with smart meters not to face any power cuts from now

Areas being installed with Smart Meters will be made curtailment free along with supply of quality power to the end user, said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during an event at Convention Centre.

From today, 6603 smart meter households connected to 4 feeders of Jammu will receive quality electricity, announced the Lt Governor.

I appeal to the people to install smart meters and help the administration in controlling theft and reducing wasteful consumption, the Lt Governor added.

The move will enable consumers to monitor their power consumption behavior and regulate it accordingly. The Pre-paid feature, to be enabled in the coming days, will provide desired flexibility in the consumption of electricity to the consumers, said the Lt Governor.

Similar arrangements are being emulated in Kashmir as well, he added.

For the last seven decades, no credible efforts were made to increase neither the power capacity nor the transmission & distribution capacity was strengthened, the Lt Governor said.

The present government, for the last one and half year, is making sustained efforts to ensure reliable power supply to consumers, besides reducing transmission losses and improving distribution efficiency, he further added.

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