Lucknow, May 20 (PTI) Out of 65 working PSUs in Uttar Pradesh, as many as 24 incurred a cumulative loss of Rs 18,000 crore, while 33 state-run firms logged a total profit of Rs 707.52 crore.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways to Run 2 Festival Special Trains From Mumbai to UP, Bihar For Diwali, Chhath Puja | Full List Here

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report for 2015-16, tabled in the state assembly recently, said that “of the 65 working PSUs, 33 PSUs earned a (total) profit of Rs 707.52 crore, and 24 PSUs incurred a (cumulative) loss of Rs 18,497.42 crore”. Also Read - UP on Alert Mode Amid Rise in Covid Cases in Other States. How Yogi Govt Plans to Contain Infections

Among the major contributors to the profit were UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (Rs 207.19 crore), UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (Rs 98.71 crore), UP State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (Rs 92.63 crore) and UP State Warehousing Corporation (Rs 66.15 crore). Also Read - Bizarre! Man Tricked Into Having Sex Change Surgery to Perform As Female Dancer, Duped of Rs 14 Lakh

While losses were incurred by Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (Rs 5,521 crore), Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (Rs 4,094.62 crore), Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (Rs 3,262.77 crore) and Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (Rs 3,171.51 crore), among others.

The quality of accounts of PSUs needs improvement, the CAG report said.

“Of the 44 accounts finalised by 31 working companies during October 2015 to September 2016, the statutory auditors had given qualified certificates for 42 accounts, adverse certificate for one account and disclaimer for one account.

There were 95 instances where compliance of accounting standards was not done in 26 accounts,” it said.

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