The Centre is planning to levy heavy penalties on States that overdraw electricity and imprison their Chief Secretaries to curb the practice that cause grid failure.

“I am contemplating now [a] heavy fine and also a provision to imprison authorities and Chief Secretaries for disobeying that... Perhaps, we need to enforce it,” Union Power Minister Veerapa Moily told Karan Thapar in Devil’s Advocate programme on CNN-IBN.