The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has offered a discount to industrial consumers whose electricity connections were cut for accumulation of bad debts. The MSEDCL has introducing the Abhay scheme,under which at least 8,948 industrial consumers (low and high tension) will benefit from the scheme,a press release stated.
The industrial consumers in Pune division have to pay Rs 64.62 crore as pending arrears to the power utility. As per discounts offered under the Abhay scheme,at least 50 per cent of the interest on the principal arrears amount apart from the 100 per cent penalty amount will be waived.
If the entire amount with 20 per cent interest is paid before June 30,then the power utility will waive the remaining 30 per cent interest and provide new electricity connection under the Abhay scheme.