Noida: Almost 200 farmers from Gautam Budh Nagar district underneath the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) staged a protest on the Uttar Pradesh Energy Company Restricted (UPPCL) workplace right here on Wednesday.
Farmers stated the UPPCL despatched arbitrary electrical energy payments and if the farmers didn’t pay, they’re harassed unnecessarily. The farmers locked the door of the ability discom workplace at Noida’s sector 16 and continued their protest outdoors.
The farmers stated they’re fed up with unlawful restoration by UPPCL officers. “Lately a vigilance group visits the villages to verify energy theft. The vigilance group says they’ve come for inspection on the path of UPPCL. They ask individuals in villages to pay them, in any other case they’re charged for energy theft,” stated a Gautam Budh Nagar primarily based BKU chief, Subhas Chaudhari.
The farmers stated a number of electrical energy transformers are defunct within the villages and after they ask the officers to switch them, the officers ask for a bribe. The agitating farmers additionally alleged that the ability division officers reduce the ability provide for hours.
“We’re fed up with arbitrary selections of UPPCL and we won’t name off this protest till we’re assured that such issues are usually not repeated in future,” Chaudhari added.
Claiming that the villagers have taken authorized energy connections and that they pay electrical energy payments each month, the farmers alleged that UPPCL doesn’t ship correct payments to the shoppers within the villages however later come to gather cash.
In addition to these, the farmers additionally alleged that UPPCL is denying electrical energy connections within the villages which might be positioned alongside the Yamuna Expressway. “If UPPCL desires to cease energy theft, then why does it not ship month-to-month electrical energy payments within the villages? And when they don’t ship month-to-month payments, then why do they later ask individuals to pay hefty payments? There are a number of points which have to be stopped instantly,” stated one other native farmer, Suresh Awana.
The farmers reached the ability firm workplace at round midday and camped on the foremost gate. They introduced with them their conventional hookahs and later additionally cooked meals on the web site.
The protesters lastly vacated the spot at round 5.30 p.m.