Rajasthan: Farmer gets Rs 3.71-crore electricity bill | Udaipur News


UDAIPUR: Pemaram Mana Dangi, a peasant in Gingla village of Salumber block in Udaipur district, became an overnight sensation. His cellphone hasn’t stopped ringing for two days now after a copy of his electricity bill happened to float on social media. The Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd as well as the state government are being trolled for sending him a bill of over Rs 3 crore for two months.
The state power department has charged a whooping Rs 3,71,61,507 for the August bill which had to be paid by September 3.
When the shocked peasant contacted the power supply office, the officials told him that it was a misprint and a new bill of around Rs 6,000 has been generated after corrections. The peasant breathed some relief.
However, it was not just Pemaram. Another villager Shankarlal Pandey too received a bill demanding Rs 1.71 lakh against power consumption for two months.
Assistant Revenue Officer of Salumber circle, Mahendra Kumar said there had been some billing errors and misprints due to technical faults which were being rectified. Pemaram’s bill was generated by default which was not meant to be served to the customer however, by mistake, it reached him, said Kumar.

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