ITANAGAR, Nov 2 – Centre has sanctioned a comprehensive Rs 4,754.20 crore scheme for strengthening of power transmission and distribution system in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
The scheme has been prepared by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in consultation with Power Grid Corporation of India for laying EHT transmission capacity, addition of high tension transmission capacity and augmentation of existing capacity, an official press note said.
The Centre has approved this ambitious scheme for intra-State transmission, sub-transmission and distribution system.
Rs 3,199.45 crore is earmarked for the project to be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh, the press note said.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju convened a meeting with officials of Power Ministry and Power Grid on Thursday to discuss the process of implementation of the project.
In order to ensure local capacity building and timely completion of the project, Rijiju emphasised that there should be an active participation of Arunachal Pradesh Government in coordination with the Union Power Ministry and Power Grid, the consultant for the project.
Accordingly, the project should be implemented by the State Power department, the press note said. – PTI