State government ties with Asian Development Bank to improve electricity services
Agartala, Dec 31, 2022, By Our Correspondent
Agartala: Dec 31: The state government has taken various steps to provide 24 hours uninterrupted power supply. The state government signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank on December 30. A total of 2275 crores of this agreement have been signed. The agreement was signed for power generation, expansion and modernization of power system. It is a historic moment for the state. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma informed about this in a press conference in Secretariat on Saturday. Such a large project has not been undertaken in any sector before. Asian Development Bank will give Rs 1820 crore for the project. Rs 455 crores will be spent by the state government. The implementation of this project will further improve the power system in the state.
The power system and infrastructure of the state is very old. This system needs modernization. In power surplus states, electricity has to be traded. Most of the funds received from Asian Development will be provided by the central government. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma thanked the Union Finance Ministry for this. Implementation of this project will benefit 6 to 7 lakh customers. Six to six and a half thousand people will get jobs. Rukhiya's open cycle will be converted into a combined cycle. The electricity system is being taken to the path of improvement without increasing the electricity tariff for five years. 14 years of hooliganism has been completed. It took some time to do this. Electricity services are the most sought after. Still, the government gives the most importance to the power system. Such steps are taken to improve customer service. Modernization requires money. It is not enough to say it by mouth. This work has been done by the government and the department. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said that a plan has been taken to create a floating power generation system in Dambur reservoir. The department will spend Rs 3000 crore in the next three to five years. Power Department Secretary Brijesh Pandey, MD of TSICL was also present at the press conference.