NEA making headway in checking power theft


Nepal Electricity Authority Rajbiraj distribution centre has collected more than Rs 3 lakh in revenue from people involved in power theft in the past eight months in Saptari.

As part of its campaign to check power theft, the NEA distribution centre seized a lot of electronic devices that were being operated from stolen electricity.

Chief of NEA Rajbiraj distribution centre Aamod Yadav said as many as 42 people involved in power pilferage were penalised since the imposition of lockdown in March till date. The NEA has collected Rs 302,549 in revenue from them.

The centre has seized 140 sets of electronic appliances, including TVs, fridges, fans and water drawing motors.

The NEA distribution centre also collected dues amounting Rs 5 million in the same period.

The NEA Rajbiraj distribution centre has 51,987 customers.

Due to NEA’s stern action, power theft has dipped, but it is yet to come under complete control, said Chief Yadav.