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Minister Thongam Biswajit says the State Government targets to electrify the State by December this year

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Imphal, 12 January 2018 ( Evening News ) : Power and Works Minister Thongam Biswajit assured people of Ngaimu Village in Ukhrul district that a 100 KV transformer will be installed at the village within a short notice. He said that even though the Central government is targeting to provide electricity to all homes by March 2019; the State Government targets to achieve the feat by December 2018. The Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of the 8th Tangkhul Naga Zingtun Longphang Sports cum Cultural Festival at the village yesterday. Biswajit said 33/11 KV sub-stations will also be set up at Somdal and Kachai and personally check if AB cables are installed in Ngaimu to improve power supply quality. He spoke of the benefits of green energy or solar energy and said installation of solar roof top power plants will help in solving the shortage of electricity. Biswajit also explained several schemes launched by the government for the benefit of the people including PMAY, UJALA, UJWALA, SAUBHAGYA, NRLM. He asserted that the DCs should erect hoardings to educate the public of the several schemes launched by the government. On the other hand Biswajit also announced that road repairing works undergoing in Ukhrul Town will be completed by February this year while inspecting road repairing works in Ukhrul Town yesterday. Biswajit said that the state Government is fully committed to maintaining quality control in the road repair process which is being taken up under the National Highway Infrastructure Development Limited (NHIDCL).  The Minister maintained that repairing works in the State are being undertaken by BRO and NHIDCL and it has been found out that some portion of works undertaken by BRO did not maintain quality and the work progress is very slow. He further stated that he will convene a meeting with BRO officials and instruct them to complete repairing works at the earliest without compromising the quality within two days.

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