Dimapur, July 11 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has written to the state government regarding erratic power supply in the state.
“In today’s age, people deserve uninterrupted power supply,” NPCC President, K Therie said in a statement on Saturday, adding that if that is not possible, at least dependable power supply should be available.
He highlighted that most of the industries depending on power supply incur losses due to erratic power supply. Life-saving machines in hospitals are also adversely affected while many industrial machineries have been damaged due to fluctuations and erratic power supply, he said while pointing out that small or medium industries cannot come up for want of dependable power supply.
While maintaining that ‘adequate funding’ was the constraint for a long time, the NPCC President said that funding is not the issue in present times.
He highlighted that, the State Power Department had planned to improve the transmission and distribution system in Dimapur, for which an estimate of Rs 78 crore was made and sanction was accorded by the Government of India at his closing term.
“Today, we do not hear about load shedding. The erratic power supply perhaps has to do with the Transmission and Distribution system. There are many overloaded transformers resulting in slow moving fans and dim lights,” he observed.
Therie also added that the field workers are struggling with power lines which have outlived their rated lifespan. He also pointed out the electrocution accidents involving field workers and said that the system needs review and corrective measures should be initiated.
“Power Department is not a secondary department. The Government of Nagaland should concentrate on providing uninterrupted power supply as there is no more load shedding due to lack of adequate power generation,” the statement added.