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மே 6, 2010

தமிழகத்தில் மின்சாரத் திருட்டு ஏன்?

To deter pilferage, TNEB will ask police for help


பொது நிகழ்ச்சிகள் நடத்துவதில் திருட்டு: Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board’s (TNEB) vigilance department will be talking to police officers soon to ensure that law enforcers give permission for holding meetings and public functions only after getting a no-objection certificate from the TNEB.

அருகிலுள்ள டிரான்ஸ்ஃபார்மரில் இருந்து திருடுவது: This is to ensure that the organisers take temporary power connection from the TNEB and pay for the electricity and not steal it from the neighbourhood transformers. According to V Balachandran, additional director general of police (TNEB vigilance), the state government had directed the police to follow this procedure way back in June 2005 but the practice was discontinued after a while.

கம்பி போட்டுத் திருடுவதால் இழப்பு, இனிமேல் போலீஸ் நடவடிக்கை இருக்கும் என்றால், பிறகு முன்பு ஏன் போலீஸார் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கவில்லை? “A person holding a public function is supposed to get a temporary connection from the local TNEB office or use diesel generators. Since cases of people using a hook to pilfer electricity from the transformers is coming to our notice, we have decided to ask the police to restart the practice,” Balachandran said.

கட்டடங்கள் கட்டுபவர்கள் அருகிலுள்ள வயலிலிருந்து மின்சாரம் திருடுகிறார்கள்: He said a similar procedure was being followed by the construction industry. “They should take temporary supply for running their equipment. But there are many who take power from a nearby house or a farm. This is also power theft. In 2008-2009, we detected 512 such cases and in 2009-2010, 1,532 cases,” he said.

இலவச மின்சாரத்தை ஆழ்கிணறு நீரெடுக்கப் பயன்படுத்துவது, நீரை விற்பது – விவசாயிகளின் திருட்டு வேலை: Another type of unauthorised use of power is predominant in the agriculture sector. “Farmers are given free power supply, but some of them allow water dealers to use their connection to run pumps and draw water from the wells. This is common in the western region of Tamil Nadu, including Coimbatore. During 2009-2010, 329 such cases were detected and in the year before, 317 cases,” Balachandran said.

கம்பி போட்டுத் திருடுவது தமிழகர்களுக்கு / திராவிட கட்சிகளுக்கு கைவந்த கலை: He, however, said that conventional methods of power theft had come down in the state. “The cases of direct hook theft stood at 2,765 in 2008-2009, but it dropped to 2,416 in 2009-2010. The cases of meters being bypassed have also come down from 676 to 346. But new methods of pilferage, including unauthorised use of power, has increased drastically. In 2008 -2009, we got 563 such cases, but in 2009-2010, their number shot up to 3,266,” said Balachandran. In 2009-2010, the enforcement wing of the TNEB vigilance achieved an all-time high record by detecting 6,230 cases of pilferage and levying a fine amount and assessment levy of Rs 48.12 crore. During the previous financial year, 4,425 such cases were detected and Rs 17.49 crore collected. “During inspections, we found power theft is more rampant in low-tension commercial connections. We are planning to ask the TNEB chairman to give separate inspection squads for Vellore, Tuticorin and Erode, so that more cases can be detected,” Balachandran said.