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High on power,Gujarat farmer sells it to hotel in Maharashtra

Officials of Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL),one of the state-run power distribution companies,have found that a farmer from Tapi district was supplying electricity to a bar-cum-hotel in a village across the border in Maharashtra.

Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat |
Updated: April 16, 2014 11:51:36 am

Officials of Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL),one of the state-run power distribution companies,have found that a farmer from Tapi district was supplying electricity to a bar-cum-hotel in a village across the border in Maharashtra.

“This is the first such case we have seen. Power was being supplied from Pankhri village,which is on the border of Gujarat,to a hotel in the nearby village of Lakkadkot in Maharashtra,” said deputy engineer at DGVCL,Bhupendra Patel.

Acting on a tip-off,a team of vigilance officials of DGVCL reached Lakkadkot village in Nandurbar district in Maharashtra Thursday afternoon and raided Abhi Hotel and Beer Bar,owned by one Bharat Babu Gavit.

While checking the meter box,officials found two meters installed for power distribution companies in Maharashtra. However,they also noticed that a yellow cable from the meter box disappeared into the ground,only to discover that its other end was connected to the meter box at the house of Thagania Gamit,a resident of Pankhri village in Uchhal taluka of Tapi district.

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Officials said that Gamit,a farmer,had got Jyotigram feeder and had been availing of round-the-clock,uninterrupted power supply since 2008. Jyotigram is the state government’s rural electrification scheme. “The length of the electricity cable was around 500 metres and it ran underground to the hotel and beer bar owner. We have slapped a penalty of Rs 25,000 on Gamit,” Patel said.

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