Power outages likely as state run generators ask discoms to clear dues or face supply cuts

Consumers could face long power outages in the coming days as a deficient monsoon and sweltering heat in most parts of the country have raised electricity demand while state run power generators are threatening to cut off supplies to distribution companies (discoms) unless they pay up Rs 20,000-crore outstanding bills.

As nearly 80 per cent of the dues are owed by northern and eastern utilities, states like Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jhar ..

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