State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday (November 1) said various ministries and departments of the government have a due of Taka 1,893 crore electricity bills till September this year.
He came up with the assertion while responding to a query from ruling Awami League MP Md. Mozaffar Hossain at the Parliament on Tuesday.
The State Minister said, "Different ministries, departments and government offices under the departments owe the huge amount electricity bills as they do not pay the bills regularly. After several field works, the amount of due bills reduced in last few years."
"The government has taken several initiatives to realize the due electricity bills," he said.
He also said all the customers are gradually being brought under prepaid or smart meters to reduce the arrears in electricity bills.