Assam Power Department would launch a massive drive against theft of electricity and non-payment of dues (bills) soon. 

This was informed by Assam Power Minister Bimal Borah on Tuesday during his visit to lower Assam districts of Kokrajhar and Dhubri. 

Bimal Borah on Tuesday visited the districts of Kokrajhar and Dhubri to review the overall performance of the power department in these two districts. 

The Assam Power Minister visited Kokrajhar power house, Fakiragram Electrical Sub-division office and reviewed the overall performance.  

Later in the day he also visited Raniganj in Bilisipara in Dhubri district.  

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Bimal Borah was accompanied by BTC executive member Arup Kumar Dey, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) chief general manager (Lower Assam Region) Debajyoti Das. 

The minister said that he visited electrical sub-division offices in Kokrajhar and Dhubri district to inquire about the functioning and performance of the department. 

The Assam Power Minister expressed his concern over power theft and non-payment of bills by the consumers.  

He said that although there are over 54,000 consumers under Fakiragram electrical sub-division, only 8000 pay bills.  

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com