PHE minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar informed that the government through the power department has sanctioned more than 300 new transformers to replace all faulty and damage transformers at the village level while speaking at the grand finale of Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya, [email protected] at U Soso Tham auditorium on Saturday.
Speaking as the chief guest, Tongkhar lauded the initiatives availed by the power sector of the central government and the state government ensuring that each household throughout the state and the country are electrified. The minister stated that the government is working on correcting all the challenges that the power department is facing.
He called upon the cooperation of the people to achieve his vision of Meghalaya on becoming a power surplus state in the coming years.
During the programme, a virtual interactive session on Bijli Mahotsav was held in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of power schemes across the country.
Other dignitaries present at the programme were Dr Shakeel P Ahammed, IAS, Principal Secretary, Power, Isawanda Laloo, IAS, Deputy Commissioner East Khasi Hills District, V F Desouza, CPSE state nodal officer among others.
It may be mentioned that the Bijli Mahotsav is a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the state and the Central Governments and highlights the key achievements of the power sector.