State Govt Pushing For Power Projects In Nagaland: Minister


State Govt Pushing For Power Projects In Nagaland: Minister

The Nagaland government is “making all efforts” to engage firms for studying feasibility of power projects in the state, minister Neiba Kronu has said.

The state, despite having potential sites for hydropower generation, spends more than Rs 250 crore to purchase power from other parts of the country, the planning, coordination and land revenue minister lamented.

“Nagaland is the lowest generator of electricity in the country. It spends over 250 crore annually to buy power from others, but the revenue generated through distribution does not exceed Rs 120 crore,” Kronu told reporters Saturday after inspecting a potential hydropower project site at Tizu in Phek district earlier this week.

The minister, accompanied by power department executive engineer N Neikha, also held a meeting with village council representatives, and other leaders of Lozhaphuhu, Tezatse and Kotis hamlets in the district during the visit. Read more

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