Biswajit inaugurates power sub-stations
IMPHAL | Mar 12 (DIPR) : As a part of “Inaugural Fortnight” to mark 1st anniversary of BJP-led government, power minister Thongam Biswajit today inaugurated 33/11 KV power sub-stations at Mayangkhang, Ningthoupham in Kangpokpi district and at Langdum, Imphal East.
The minister maintained that power is indispensable in development activities and the sub-station is inaugurated with an aim to supply uninterrupted power to the villagers. The project is funded by NEC and was constructed with an expenditure of Rs 9.63 crore. The villages to be supplied electricity from the sub-station are Mayangkhang, Mayangkhang Khunou, Taphou Kuki, T.Khullen, Kailenjang, Hengbung, Makui Mayangkhang and Mayangkhang Ningthoupham.
The minister said the biggest achievement of the government is restoration of peace in the state. Peace is very necessary for growth and progress and the government has succeeded to bridge the gap between the hill and the valley. The main objective of the government is to serve the last man in the queue. The government is able to reduce bandh and blockade by 80% and also sought constructive suggestion from the public.
Wind Mill Power generation will be taken up soon in the state and seven locations has been identified where Wind Mill Power project will be taken up. Twenty Five locations have been identified for Mini Hydro Power projects and each project will be generating 5-25 MW, he added.
Replying to the memorandum submitted during the inauguration minister gave assurance for black topping the Approach road to the sub-station and electrification of community hall of Mayangkhang, Ningthoupham.
Social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen stated the government is able to bring all round development at the hill and in the valley. At the same time the government is able to build trust among the different communities residing in the state. She also appealed to the locals to take benefits of various schemes of social welfare and cooperation department.
The inauguration were attended by PHED/ printing and stationary minister Losii Dikho, ex-minister Francis Ngajokpa, deputy commissioner of Kangpoki Pradeep Chandren, officials of MSPCL,MSPDCL and locals of Mayangkhang, Ningthoupham
At the Langdum function, Biswajit Singh said every industrial and developmental works are based on electricity/power. The newly inaugurated sub-station will supply uninterrupted power to the villagers of Langdum and its adjoining villages. Keeping in view the possible shortage (s) of electricity in the near future, the government will try to increase the sub-station in its doubled strength. For convenience of the villagers ‘One Common Billing Station’ at Kongba is coming up in the near future.
The minister further explained about the benefit of Ujaala Yojana and Saubhagya Scheme. Both the schemes aim to give electric connections. Saubhagya Scheme is especially for BPL Families. These Schemes will save energy, income and our environment too. He also instructed to concerned officials to distribute 200 LED bulbs and 50 tube lights to the needy people.
Wind Mill Power generation will be taken up soon in the state and seven locations has been identified where Wind Mill Power project will be taken up, Biswajit added.
Keirao MLA Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei graced the inaugural function as president. MLA Thanlon Assembly Constituency Vungjagin Valte and officials of MSPDCL and other dignitaries were also on the dais as Presidium members.
Biswajit Singh also inaugurated a 33/11 kV sub-station at Nungbi Khullen, Ukhrul district on Sunday.
Biswajit said the sub-station was aimed at providing quality power supply in the area. The villages to be supplied electricity from the sub-station are Nungbi Khunou, Nungbi Khullen, Kalhang, Kuirei, Awang Kasom, Chingai, Kongai, Wahong, Marem, Paoyei, Phungcham, Poi and Huishu.
Manipur State Power Company Limited managing director N.Sarat Singh said the 33/11 kV Sub-Station at Nungbi Khullen is the 10th such sub-station inaugurated by the minister.
The sub-station was sanctioned under NLCPR funding with state plan support. There will be considerable improvement in the voltage profile with the commissioning of the sub-station and the area of Nungbi Khullen will experience a very good quality power supply 24x7, he added.
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