Defaulters in the power sector are nothing new in Udaipur, and over the last many years officials of the Electricity Board in the district have been recovering dues from private sector and individual defaulters by intimidation or by disconnecting supply.
However a detailed report mentions that a recovery of nearly Rs. 100 Crore within Udaipur district is pending with the Electricity Board and that the major defaulters of the electricity board are the government and administrative offices of the district. Government and Administration offices owe more nearly Rs. 16 Crore to the Electricity Board, of which Rs. 4 Crore is outstanding since last two years. As per the details provided, the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur, Vallabhnagar, Bhinder and Salumber together owe Rs. 9.6 Crore towards power consumption. PHED is in default of Rs. 1.67 Crore, while Janta Jal Yojna office owes Rs. 1.36 Crore to the Electricity Board.
A consolidated sum of Rs. 20.61 Crore, made up of individual and business owners is owed to the Electricity Board and these bills are in the range of Rs. 5-20 thousand. Bills that are less than Rs 5,000 together make up for Rs. 37 Crore in default. The Electricity Board has been disconnecting supply of the defaulters over non-payment of dues, and of these, Rs. 26 Crore are yet to be recovered.