Power scheme issues need resolving: Mein

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Thursday convened a meeting with senior officers of the department of power and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) to discuss and resolve various issues related to the implementation of related schemes in the state.

Mein, who also holds the power portfolio, said that the Roing-Chapakhowa 132 KV double circuit inter-state transmission line is an ambitious project and on completion, it will boost the power scenario of Arunachal Pradesh.

Mein drew the attention of the Lower Dibang Valley district administration and requested it to coordinate with all the stakeholders immediately to resolve issues related to the ambitious project in the greater interest of the state.

Discussing the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, the deputy chief minister stressed the need to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) according to the actual requirements on the ground so as to achieve the target of minimizing or reducing the aggregate technical and commercial losses.

Mein also reviewed the status of proposals for setting up solar power projects or parks in the state.

Matters related to preparation of budget estimate for 2022-23, SAUBHAGYA/DDUGJY schemes, phase 2 of Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and other comprehensive schemes were also discussed during the meeting,

Among others, advisor to power minister Balo Raja, commissioner Kaling Tayeng, principal chief conservator of forests R K Singh, APEDA director Marki Loya, Western Zone chief engineer (power) Bar Takum, his eastern counterpart Gumdo Doji and other officers and officials of the power department took part in the discussion.

The Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner, Roing divisional forest officer and representative from the Power Grid Corporation of India joined the meeting virtually.

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