Pothashang News Service
Imphal, November 28, 2017: Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh today launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya Scheme) in Manipur held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal.
R.K. Singh promised round the clock power supply to every household in Manipur by March, 2019. Wthout the development in power sector, there won’t be any development and industrialization in the State. It is the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide electricity to every household of the country. Now the Government would come to people’s doorstep to provide power connection to every household. This is such a scheme where the poorest of the poor can afford electricity in their homes. And for this the Government has already given obligation to private companies to provide undisturbed power supply to every household, he added.
R.K. Singh said that Manipur is the ‘Fastest Reforming State’ in Power sector in the country and the Manipur Government is performing well in terms of power sector in the state.
He said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in bringing change, changing lives of people, moving forward towards development. He assured that the Ministry of power, government of India would provide the required financial assistance for strengthening and improvement of infrastructure in the power sector in Manipur. The government of India had already extended monetary assistance for procuring of transformers and other equipments to strengthen the power sector in the state, added the minister.