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Manipur govt. targets about 2 lakh prepaid metres to curb power loss

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 09, 2020 10:55 pm
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N Biren Singh speaking during the inauguration of the power sub-station at Mayang Langjing Tamang in Imphal west district on Saturday.

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Imphal, Feb. 9 (EMN): Manipur Power Minister Th Biswajit said that the MSPDCL, the state’s power agency, has set a target to install prepaid metres for all the power connections of the state to curb power loss.

In this connection, he said the state government is planning to acquire around two lakh prepaid metres.

Citing that the state’s power generating capacity is negligible and a huge chunk of the power being provided to the people is bought from different agencies, he expressed the need to spread awareness to the consumers of hill districts, so that 100% installation of prepaid metres can be achieved.

The minister was speaking at the at the inauguration programme of  33/11 KV Power sub-station at Mayang Langjing Tamang in Imphal west district on Saturday.

Inaugurating the power sub-station, Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed that ‘School Fagat-Hansi Mission, ’ a project to improve government schools will begin from February 12.

He said the six selected schools will commence from February 12 while the remaining schools will begin by the first week of March.

Under ‘School Fagat-Hansi’ mission, a state government initiative, authority is planning to develop all the government schools in 60 assembly constituencies of the state as model schools and these schools will be run and developed in a uniform pattern.

Speaking about various developmental schemes in the state, the chief minister said there is no point of developing infrastructures if there is no sincere people in the society.

To development the state, he said “it is a must to groom children and the youth at the grassroots level.”

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 09, 2020 10:55:09 pm