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Erratic power supply needs Govt attention: NPCC

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Dimapur, July 11: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has urged the Government of Nagaland to concentrate on providing uninterrupted power supply to the people.
“In today’s age, people deserve uninterrupted power supply. If this is not possible, at least dependable power supply should be available. Adequate funding was the constraint for a long time but today, this is not the issue,” said NPCC president K Therie in a press release.
“I remember Power Department had planned to improve the transmission and distribution system here at Dimapur. We had raised the estimate to Rs. 78 crores and sanction was accorded by GOI at my closing term,” he recalled.
Stating that the erratic power supply perhaps has to do with the transmission and distribution system, he said there are many overloaded transformers resulting in slow moving fans and dim lights. “Moreover, the field workers are struggling with power lines which have outlived their rated lifespan. We are also sorry to learn that field workers are electrocuted from time to time. The system needs review and corrective measures should be initiated.”
Asserting that Power Department is not a secondary department, Therie urged the Government to concentrate on providing uninterrupted power supply “as there is no more load shedding due to lack of adequate power generation.” (Page News Service)