Aizawl the 27th May, 2023: Shri Alok Kumar, IAS,  Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, graciously attended the Mizoram Power and Electricity work review meeting . The meeting was convened at the Secretariat Conference Hall in Aizawl.

In his Speech as the Chief Guest of the meeting, Shri Alok Kumar ,IAS, Secretary of Power, Government of India emphasizes the indispensability of energy for dignified living and asserts that it must be reliable, affordable, and sustainable everywhere.

He discusses India's energy transition, emphasizing the need for clean, reliable, and affordable energy sources and identifies two primary objectives in India's energy sector: enhancing the reliability and quality of power supply in rural areas, and ensuring that utility services are financially viable and sustainable.

Highlighting Mizoram's energy resources, he recognizes the potential of the pump storage system.To promote financial viability, while talking about RDSS scheme,Kumar advises the Mizoram Power Department to aim for near 90% billing efficiency.He assures that the central government will offer substantial support to strengthen Mizoram's power infrastructure.

Shri H.Lalengmawia, Secretary of the Power and Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram, expressed his gratitude for the visit of the Power Secretary from the Government of India. He appreciated his time and commitment to understand the ground realities and potential improvements in Mizoram, despite his packed schedule. He also expressed gratitude to the Chief Secretary for facilitating the visit.

Shri H Lalengmawia conveyed that the government is diligently observing the progression of the RDSS scheme. He expressed positivity towards the initiation of smart metering, despite recognizing certain limitations within the bidding procedure. Furthermore, he reassured that the execution of the plan could possibly commence prior to the designated deadline of June 15.

The Mizoram Power and Electricity Department presented a PowerPoint presentation offering insights into the current state of power in Mizoram. This included an overview of the present situation and an update on the progress of RDSS and various ongoing and upcoming projects. In addition, a representative from Powergrid also shared a presentation that shed light on the corporation's current scenario and projects.

Today's meeting, aside from the presence of Shri Alok Kumar, was graced by various dignitaries. Attendees included Shri H. Lalengmawia, Secretary of Power and Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram, and Er. Lalhmingliani Hmar, the Engineer in Chief of the Power and Electricity Department in Mizoram. Additionally, high-ranking officials from the Mizoram Power Department were present, along with representatives from Powergrid, NEEPCO, and other specially invited guests.


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