The water level in the Chalakudy river had risen by 16 ft on August 16, 2018, inundating most parts of Chalakudy town.
The move followed last week’s Express report, which brought to light the plight of the residents. And at 6pm, when lights were turned on, they were all seen smiling. Brightly.
The said deal with Kepco has been a major issue for the KSEB right from its beginning as there were allegations of corruption and violation of agreement norms.
Priya had followed the issue up consistently, along with the Information and Resource Centre for the Deprived Urban Communities (IRCDUC).
The initiative could bring about a big change as Kerala has been lagging other states in terms of harnessing solar power.
Kerala Electricity Board banks on one-time settlement scheme as power bill arrears mount to Rs 2,580 crore
As on September 30, the state government departments owe the KSEB Rs 94.83 crore, while the Kerala Water Authority- the single biggest defaulter - and state public sector units owe Rs 1,503.84 crore.
The regulator also wanted the KSEB to ensure that all future recruitments are in tune with the CEA norms.
Topping the list is a Rs 33.5 crore, 110 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) at Kowdiar meant to improve the reliability of electric supply in the Thiruvananthapuram city region.
Dismayed by the number of electrical mishaps involving its staff, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has decided to issue safety kits to its line staff.
Your bimonthly electricity bill is all set to get heftier.
The work assigned to the Kerala State Electricity Board including lighting on the trekking path has been completed.
Desilting will improve storage, help effective flood management and conserve more water to meet the summer shortage.
The board, which received many brickbats for opening the dam shutters while the rivers were flowing above the danger level, seems better prepared to face the eventuality this time.
The city has recorded a seven per cent decrease in the number of complaints regarding power supply during summer, compared to last year.
The Board’s daily power generation plummeted from 65 million units to 42 million units during this period.