Imphal: Power minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Sunday inaugurated 33/11 kV sub-stations at Wangoi and Yairipok at Irom Siphai, Wangoi.
Power is the most important requirement for a country or a region to become industrialised. Now we will have sufficient and surplus power supply, Biswajit said.
The state now has a capacity of 1000 kV power supply, which is one of the biggest achievements of the present government, he added.
He said despite all the shortages, the two companies Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited and Manipur State Power Company Limited under the government have made many achievements with the little available resources and some help from the ministry.
Earlier Wangoi area used to receive poor quality of power as power was fed partly from Mongsangei and Mayang Imphal and due to the distance, the end-points used to receive poor quality power. The inauguration of the Wangoi 33/11 kV sub-station will now provide quality power to the public of the area and adjoining villages including Kodompokpi, Thongkhong Luxmi Bazar, Oinam Leikai, Bitra Urokhong and some parts of Lilong, etc., the minister said.
Power supply in Yairipok area was earlier supplied partly from Kongba and Thoubal sub-stations, but now the newly inaugurated Yairipok 33/11kV sub-station will provide quality power to people of the area and adjoining villages including Yambem, Andro, Kaina, Poiroukhongjin, Khoirom, Chandrakhong, Tangkhul Village, etc., he added.