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Manipur model of Saubhagya the best: Union minister

IMPHAL | Dec 7 : Union minister for Power, RK. Singh today hailed Saubhagya (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana) model launched in Manipur recently under the initiative of power minister of Manipur, Th. Bishwajit as the best model so far.

The Union minister stated this during the conference for Power and Renewable Energy of Ministers of states and UTs held today at New Delhi organised by the Ministries of Power and NRE, Government of India.

The new policy introduced by the Manipur Government, which aimed at maintaining quality has able to bring down the loss from 44.5 percent to 28.6 considerably contributing in the power sector, he said.

Singh further assured the gathering to sanction maximum funds for Manipur besides deputing REC officials to expedite pending paper work to ensure that the state gets 24×7 power supply before claiming that the power system in Manipur is the finest in the country.

Th. Bishwajit, said that the DDUGJY, IPDS and Saubhagya scheme would be completed by 2018.

The conference was also attended by managing directors MSPCL N. Sarat and MSPDCL, Priyokumar Singh.

Chief engineer, PWD and ADB Director Y. Jokumar will also take part in the “New Technology for road construction” due to be held tomorrow at Lucknow.

Source: Imphal Fress Press



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