Key Points to Ponder:

  • What’s the ongoing story-
  • Encroachment in the national capital is nothing new. But Delhi’s three discoms are now facing a new problem — residents have been extending their houses around electricity poles or using concrete power poles as support pillars.
  •  The rules of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) , a statutory body that formulates plans on electricity systems for the government, state that houses should maintain a distance of 2.5-3.7 metres in height and 1.2-2 metres in width based on voltage levels from an electricity pole.
  • What is Encroachment?
  • What is urban encroachment?
  • What is encroachment under IPC?
  • To remove illegal Encroachments: What’s the procedure for doing so?
  • What are the main problems in areas?
  • What do you understand by “Concretisation”?

‘Concretisation’ a by-product of urbanisation which has almost engulfed major cities in India-know it’s impact?