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Power dept. officers asked to check illegal activities

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jul 29, 2022 4:23 pm
Power dept. officers asked to check illegal activities

Moatoshi Longkumer speaking at the Bijlee Mahotsov programme in Signal Angami village on Friday.

Dimapur, July 29 (EMN): Member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Moatoshi Longkumer, has cautioned the officers of the Power department to be aware of some “rotten apples in the basket” who might be indulging in meter tampering and manipulating meters in connivance with the consumers and stated that such activities should be checked and put to stop.

He stated this during the celebration of Bijlee Mahotsav, initiated by Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on the theme “Ujjwal Bharat and Ujjwal Bhavishya” power @2047 on Friday at Signal Angami Village, Dimapur.

While appreciating the Power department and its officials for their service, Longkumer called upon the department to check against their workers indulging in illegal activities and put an end so that the budget deficit that Nagaland is facing today could be slowly overcome.

Commenting on the claim that the government of India has achieved 100% rural electrification, Longkumer stated that the government of the day has spent thousands of crores to provide electricity. He, however, stated that power generation in Nagaland was never sufficient to cover the entire state and has to purchase power from neighbouring states at a very costly price.

He has attributed failure of the consumers to clear electricity bill as one of the reasons for budget deficit in the state. He added that when the state government comes under budget deficit because of the electricity bill it also affects every walk of life. While reminding that all the good things do not come free, he urged the citizens to pay their electricity bill in time.

He further advised to switch off all electrical appliances when not in use in order to conserve energy and reduce electricity bill.

The deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal, also urged to have conscience to pay electricity bills and understand that without paying the government will run in a loss. Stating that many hydro-projects are coming up in the state, he has sought the cooperation of the people for the success of those projects.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jul 29, 2022 4:23:24 pm
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