Tribune News Service
Jammu, July 7
A poor farmer from one of many remotest border villages of Mendhar sub-division in Poonch district acquired a impolite shock when the Power Development Department (PDD) despatched him Rs 10-crore electrical energy invoice for the month of May, 2020.
Ironically, electrical energy on this border belt of Poonch district is a luxurious.
“Uninterrupted power supply in this belt is still a distant dream,” stated Nadeem Khan, an area activist. “One month electricity bill worth Rs 10 crore is really a shock for the poor farmer,” he added.
Mohammed Hanief of Gugran village was despatched the invoice from the workplace of the AEE, PDD Sub-Division Mendhar, two days in the past. The invoice generated in opposition to Consumer ID 0107040013753 is for the interval of 1 month from May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020. The actual quantity talked about within the invoice is Rs 10,08,38,138.00.
After receiving the invoice, Hanief approached the sarpanch and the latter introduced the matter into the discover of the authorities involved. However, inside no time the Rs 10-crore invoice bought viral on the social media.
Sarpanch together with the villagers approached Mendhar tehsildar and the PDD workplace as properly.
Senior PDD officers claimed that it was a pc error.