Power sector employees in Meerut zone have threatened a strike against the state government’s proposed plan to privatize its power distributor Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam (PuVVNL), which supplies electricity in eastern UP. The strike in western UP districts stems from the fear that Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (AVVNL), the discom which supplies electricity in the region, may also be privatized.
A large number of power corporation employees participated in a symbolic strike at the headquarters of PVVNL in Meerut on Monday, announcing a tough stance on the issue in the coming days.
Senior officials said the agitation will take place between September 25 and October 2. It will start with a presentation of memorandum to all MPs, MLAs. And if the privatization doesn’t stop, an agitation will be launched