Ritu Maheshwari: How a 39-year-old Indian woman is trying to stop a $10-billion mega theft


The Economic Times reports:
Ritu Maheshwari learned quickly how recovering part of the $10 billion a year of electricity stolen across India could be a career-limiting move for a young, female bureaucrat. As a newly minted official at the Kanpur Electricity Supply Co. in 2011, Maheshwari installed new meters across almost a third of the company's customer base. The devices recorded energy consumption digitally and exposed real-time leaks in the distribution system.
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