Power distribution companies (discoms) in the state have begun issuing notices to clear dues or face disconnection of supply. Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL), Central Power Distribution Company Limited (CPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) are waiting for the green signal from the government to cut off power supply to local bodies.
Sources said the discoms have been struggling with poor revenue since the outbreak of Covid-19 as revenues from industrial and commercial segments have nosedived to an all-time low. Although commercial establishments have resumed operations, consumption is yet to reach peak due to poor business turnovers.
Similarly, industrial units are yet to reach their full operational capacity after the lockdown, resulting in fall in revenues of discoms.