Zhaleo urges electrification in rural areas
Dimapur, July 26 (EMN): Advisor of Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio, has asked the Power department to implement rural electrification scheme provided by the central government to satisfy the public, while at the same time earned the trust of its citizens.
He was speaking during the celebration of Bijili Mahotsav initiated by Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at Chümoukedima ‘A’ Village Council Hall on Tuesday on the theme “Ujjwal Bharat and Ujjwal Bhavishya Power @2047.” Describing electricity as one of the basic requirements, he expressed gratitude to the central government for bringing the schemes even to a small state like Nagaland.
Stating that normal life is affected without electricity in the present and digital world, he shared that “our income should increase with increase in production.”
He also urged the Power department to see that the street lights are turned off during day time to conserve energy because he observed that the lights are left unattended even during day time. He further appealed to the leaders to sensitise the citizens to use power judiciously.
Zachamao Ovung, manager (civil) of NEEPCO Ltd., shared that in Nagaland, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Joyti (DDUGJY) and SAUBHAGYA schemes are implemented across 1280 recognised villages including 75 unrecognised villages and 111 hamlets.
He updated that Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) focuses only in urban areas and the scheme was successfully implemented covering 12 urban towns across the state.
He further stated that Chümoukedima ‘A’ village currently has 314 KVA installed capacity, which has strengthened the distribution system by addition of more HT lines and LT lines and improved the quality of power supply.
Beneficiaries including Tsiseto Sangtam and Sebu Peseyie have expressed gratitude to the government for the improved power supply in their localities.
Kohima celebrates ‘Bijli mahotsav’
As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ Kohima district celebrated ‘Bijli Mahotsav and Ujjala Divas’ in Mezoma village on the theme “Ujjwal Bharat, Ujjwal Bhavishya, Power@2047” on Tuesday.
A DIPR report stated that the programme was held under the Ministry of Power, government of India.
Speaking as the guest of honour, MLA and chairman of Kohima DPDB, Keneizhakho Nakhro, stated that due to the Prime Minister’s concern to get each rural household electrified with uninterrupted power supply, various schemes under power sector have been implemented in the state in order to achieve the objective.
The MLA thanked the central government for providing various schemes under the power sector and also the state government for implementing the vision of the Prime Minister.
Nakhro also stressed on the role of being a responsible consumer by clearing the power bills in time so as to have uninterrupted power supply. He further highlighted the benefits of electricity and other various government schemes being implemented in the district for overall development.
Also speaking on the occasion, the deputy commissioner of Kohima, Shanavas C, stated that two villages namely Mezoma and Kidima have been selected in Kohima district for the celebration.
The DC called upon the gathering to introspect the purpose of the celebration and to take forward the message for better future of the coming generations. He further encouraged the gathering to be responsible citizens in respective areas for all round development.
District nodal officer of NEEPCO Ltd., Dalim Barma, in his keynote address, stated the Bijli Mahotsav was used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the state and the central governments and highlight the key achievements of the power sector.
Highlights of the celebration included testimonial on electrification schemes shared by the beneficiaries, screening of films on various programs/ schemes, nukkad natak by Mezoma Student’s Union and cultural item presented by Mezoma youth.
The chairman of Mezoma Village Council, Viseyieca Chusi, also spoke on the occasion.