Balasore: As part of the drive against electricity bill defaulters in Odisha, the North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) disconnected electricity supply of 7724 consumers in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar districts between February 16 and 25.
With this, NESCO collected arrears worth Rs 11,84,20,000 from total 47,366 consumers from the five districts during the period.
Power supply to 2481 consumers in Balasore, who owed Rs 3.26 crore, was snapped in the 10 days. Similarly, power supply to 1423 consumers in Bhadrak, who owed Rs 2.78 crore, 563 consumers in Jajpur, who owed Rs 1.33 crore, 1325 consumers in Baripada, who owed Rs3.11 crore and 1932 consumers in Keonjhar, who owed Rs 2.96 crore, has been snapped, said an official.
While dues of Rs 2,27 crore was collected from 8,435 consumers in Balasore, Rs 1.62 crore was collected from 4,096 consumers in Bhadrak, Rs 2.09 crore from 3416 consumers in Jajpur, Rs 3.96 crore from 25,457 consumers in Baripada and Rs 1.89 crore from 5962 consumers in Keonjhar
A total 133 squads were engaged for the drive, including- 38 in Balasore, 20 in Jajpur, 27 in Baripada and 24 each in Keonjhar and Bhadrak.