Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 9, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday announced that a couple of power sub-stations are ready for inauguration, as he inaugurated a 33/11 KV power sub-station at Mayang Langjing Tamang in Imphal West.
The power station was set up at an estimated cost of around Rs. 2.9 crore. It would provide power supply to around 700 households of different localities of Mayang Langjing Tamang and Mana Ingkhol.
Power minister Th. Biswajit said the MSPDCL has set a target to install prepaid metres for all the power connections of the state to curb power loss. He said as state’s power generating capacity is negligible, huge chunk of the power being provided to the people is bought from different agencies. As such, there is need to spread awareness to power consumers of hill districts as well so that 100 per cent installation of prepaid metres can be achieved, the minister added.
Biren said people might be well aware about the positive changes seen in the past three years. Many noble schemes have been introduced while different infrastructures have been dedicated to the public during this short period. These were possible because of the firm commitment of the government and support from the public, he added.
Earlier, there was unrest in Manipur and people were experiencing panic all the time, however, the situation had dramatically changed ever since the new government was sworn in, he said.
“Manipuri people are so hard working and there is no doubt that Manipur is now marching ahead towards progress and development,” the chief minister said. There is need to focus on rural economy if the state has to boost its economy, he added.
MSPDCL chairman L. Susindro and MLA S. Rajen also attended the function.