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Centre releases 12 crore for NE rural electrification

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Aizawl, Jul 5 (UNI) The Ministry of Power has released, under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), funds of Rs 12.96 crore for rural electrification across the NE.

The funds would be utilised for the first phase of work in the remote part of the villages in all the northeastern states, the official sources here said today.

Out of the total amount released, as many as 60 villages would be electrified in at the cost of Rs 4.48 crore in Arunachal Pradesh, while in Assam 20 villages at the cost of Rs 68 lakhs, ten villages in Mehalaya at the cost of Rs 75 lakh, two villages in Nagaland at the cost of Rs 35 lakh, three in Mizoram at the cost of Rs 34 lakh, 20 villages in Manipur at the cost of Rs 5.65 crore, while in Tripura it would be ten remote villages, which would be electrified at the cost of Rs 72 lakh.

According to the status of village electrification of NE states, Nagaland is the only state in the NE, that all the villages have been electrified so far, which is followed by Mizoram with 99 per cent of villages have been electrified, while in Tripura it is 95.67 per cent villages, in Manipur 93.63 per cent villages, in Assam it is 77.30 per cent villages, in Arunachal Pradesh it is 64 per cent which is followed by Meghalaya of mere 55 per cent villages have been electrified so far.

However, the household electrification in NE state shows a bad picture, where a mere total average of only 39 per cent households have been electrified so far in the whole NE region, the sources added.

Again Nagaland leads the table of 56.88 per cent house holds have been electrified so far and followed by Manipur with 52.53 per cent, 44.53 per cent in Arunachal Pradesh, 44.14 per cent in Mizoram, 31.75 per cent in Tripura, 30.26 per cent in Meghalaya and Assam has the least percentage of just 16.54 in household electrification.

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