Morung Express News
Dimapur | December 4
Under the Government of India’s Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), a total of Rs 119.54 crore had been sanctioned for Nagaland circle and out of this, Rs 29.36 crore has been disbursed to the state, the Rajya Sabha was told on December 3.
Accordingly, the physical progress of strengthening the power sub transmission and distribution networks in urban areas has been 51.13% in the state.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New & Renewable Energy and the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, RK Singh stated this in written reply to questions posed by KG Kenye.
Kenye, the lone Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Nagaland, asked for details of the extent of improvements in the generation, transmission, distribution of electricity in the state after its inclusion under the IPDS.
According to the reply, 1 New Sub Station, 133 kilometres of new lines, and 121 distribution & transformers were proposed for the state under the scheme.
Out of this, 18 km of news lines have been completed while the numbers of new completed distribution and transformers were 38, the minister informed.
The central government launched IPDS in December, 2014, for extending financial assistance against capital expenditure to augment and strengthen the power sub transmission and distribution networks in urban areas, he said.
IPDS does not fund Generation and Transmission projects, he added.
Details of progress of Distribution system strengthening works in Nagaland circle under IPDS.
*Distribution & Transformers Source: Ministry of Power