‘Smart meters’ to be introduced in Odisha to check power pilferage

Bhubaneswar:In order to check power theft and meter tampering,Odisha government has decided to introduce ‘smart meters’ and ‘tamper proof pre-paid smart meters.

Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said “The main purpose of installing smart meter is to put a check on meter tampering.” He added, “Another one is Pre-Paid Smart Meter. It will be having an intel card by means of which one can have the pre-paid facility. The amount of power supply will be provided and one can be able to recharge after the amount of consumption is exhausted.”

The state government is all set to launch the installation of smart meters on pilot basis in Sambalpur and Rourkela towns. For Sambalpur, the government will procure 4500 prepaid meters.

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