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Rajasthan ministers to adopt villages to stop electricity theft

January 9, 2017, 10:40 am

ministers asked to adopt villages and stop electricity theft

Chief minister Raje asks ministers to adopt villages and stop electricity theft in them.

Jaipur: Ministers in the state cabinet will have to adopt villages to stop electricity theft in Rajasthan. Each minister has been asked to adopt one village where cases of electricity theft are frequently reported. The concerned minister will then prepare a plan and implement it to bring the theft cases down to zero. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has come up with the project on the lines of Adarsh Gram (model village) scheme launched by the Narendra Modi government. Under the Adarsh Gram scheme, each Member of Parliament (MP) is required to adopt one village in his or her constituency and turn it into a ‘model village’. [quotepost newsno="377"] All the 29 minister in the Raje cabinet will have to pick one village and prepare a report on power theft. The administrative reforms department will soon write a letter to all the concerned ministers with directions in this regard. In the second phase, the scheme may be extended to all 169 legislators.

First published: January 9, 2017