Mizorm CM urges for more power generation

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Aizawl, Feb 09 (PTI) Mizoram chief minister LalThanhawla today urged the delegates of North Eastern RegionalPower Committee (NERPC) to find ways to resolve the acutepower shortage in the region by asking additional allocationfrom Union Ministry of Power.

Addressing the tenth meeting of NERPC here, LalThanhawla said the peak demand of Mizoram has crossed 100 MWwhile the quantum the state received was normally between 30to 50 megawatts out of its allocated share of 65.31 megawatts.

"This resulted in the state power and electricitydepartment to heavy load-shedding throughout the year," hesaid.

Outlining the efforts made by Mizoram government togenerate additional energy, Lal Thanhawla said the 60 MWTuirial Hydro Electric Project has been resumed and the 210 MWTuivai Hydro Electric Project has been taken up as a pilotproject to be executed on PP mode.

He said that Ministry of Finance, through Departmentof Economics, has appointed Mumbai-based CRISIL as TransactionAdivisor in Tuivai project venture.

NERPC meeting was attended by Power Ministers andengineers from the region and officials from the centralutilities.

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