The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at around Tk 68.83 billion, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at the parliament on Monday.
Of the arrears, electricity bills amounting to around Tk 6.43 billion remain unpaid by various ministries and government agencies, he said placing the statistics in reply to a starred question from M Nazrul Islam Babu (Narayanganj-2), reports UNB.
The arrears by semi-government/non-government institutions are around Tk 7.64 billion while private sector's electricity bill arrears Tk 54.76 billion, said the State Minister.
He said a number of steps have been taken, including severing electricity connections and conducting drives through formation of taskforces, to realise the arrears.
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