Over 1000 Electrocuted In Odisha In A Decade

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Bhubaneswar: As many as 1,176 members of most of the people have died on account of electrical shock in Odisha in a span of little lower than a decade (2010-2019 October).

This was revealed by Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra in response to a query by BJP member Mohan Charan Majhi at the moment.

Quoting from information offered by the 4 electrical energy distribution corporations (discoms) CESU, NESCO, WESCO, and SOUTHCO working within the State, the Minister stated {that a} whole of 239 workers of  these corporations have died of electrical shock in the course of the aforementioned interval.

Also, 883 home and different animals and 74 elephants have been electrocuted throughout the identical interval.

The Minister stated that Rs 5,87,81,754; Rs 2,84,52,262; Rs 8,80,95,064 and Rs 5, 07,74,821 has been respectively paid by CESU, NESCO, WESCO, and SOUTHCO in the direction of ex-gratia fee to the household of the deceased individuals in the course of the interval subsequent to inquiries by involved Electrical Inspectors.

The Minister clarified that as per the regulation, upkeep of each transmission line and sub-stations are vested with the discoms.

New transmission strains and sub-stations are inspected for security and accepted by the Electrical Inspector earlier than commissioning, he added.