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At least regulate load shedding periods, MCCI tells Power department

By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Oct 18, 2021 9:52 pm

Our Correspondent
Mokokchung, Oct. 18 (EMN):
Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has expressed its disapproval of the unmitigated irregular and erratic power supply in Mokokchung, which is not only causing immense inconvenience but hardships to the consumers in general.

In a letter to the executive engineer, Electrical division (Department of Power) on Monday, MCCI stated that irregular and erratic power supply  was not only causing immense inconvenience but also directly responsible for accruing heavy commercial losses and accumulating debts among the members of the business community, especially of those businesses dependent on electricity.

“Mokokchung has been experiencing recurrent power cuts these days, often happening not less than five times in a matter of 60 minutes, resulting in damages caused to electronic appliances, tools and machineries. Is the Power department ready to pay compensation for these damages?” MCCI asked the Power department.

In an ideal scenario, MCCI stated that all consumers would be willingly to pay for 24×7 uninterrupted and stable power supply, but unfortunately, “it is a far cry from the reality of Nagaland today whose citizens are apparently destined to never experience the luxury of regular power supply in their lifetime!”

In this connection, MCCI said they expect the Power department of the government of Nagaland to “at least demonstrate a certain level of proficiency and competence in discharging their duty in the service of the people to lessen the predicament of irregular and erratic power supply to the least extent possible”.

“If it is unreasonable to expect uninterrupted and stable power supply, it is suggested that the concerned department at least regulate the load shedding periods,” MCCI stated.

To that effect, MCCI suggested the department to introduce a weekly or fortnightly periodic load shedding schedule and disseminate the information of the same to the consumers.

“Random load shedding and unscheduled power outages not only causes inconvenience to the consumers and business losses to the industries but also exhibits naked ineptness of the power department,” it read.

By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Oct 18, 2021 9:52:38 pm