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Tripura to complete rural electrification by year 2010

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Agartala, Oct 23 (UNI) The Tripura government has set a target of electrifying all villages under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme by 2010, two years ahead of the national target.

Official sources said that a project report had already been prepared and sent to the Centre for approval. The state government had asked for an allocation of Rs. 26 crores for Dhalai district.

Another Rs. 106 crores and Rs. 110 crores has been asked for North and South districts respectively. Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) has been assigned the job to provide the electricity facility.

According to official figures, 488 localities of 51 villages, mostly situated at remote places inhabitated by tribals, are yet to get electricity connection. Of these 30 villages had already been provided with electricity under the centrally sponsored rural electrification scheme and the rest would be covered by 2010, said an official of the TREDA.

Tripura State Electricity Corporation (TSEC) has also planned to give new connections in all the districts. About 50,000 connections will be given in North Tripura and about 30,000 extended in Dhalai district, said an official of the TSEC. He further added that similar plans were fixed for the other two districts.

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