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Arunachal deputy chief minister discusses Kameng hydro power project with union power minister

Mein appraised the power scenario of Arunachal Pradesh to the Union Minister and they discussed several issues for development of hydro-power and robust power system in the state.

, ET Bureau|
Jun 19, 2019, 10.36 PM IST
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Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh in his office at New Delhi today.

Mein appraised the power scenario of Arunachal Pradesh to the Union Minister and they discussed several issues for development of hydro-power and robust power system in the state. He briefed Singh about the technical problem in the Kameng Hydro-Power (600 MW) which needs to be solved immediately for early commissioning of the project. Informing that all formalities for Dibang Multi-purpose (2800 MW) project had been completed, he pressed for early start of the project. He also informed the union minister that the hydro-power projects of 22 power developers in the state were terminated due to their inability to made progress in the project even after years of signing MoU between them and the state govt.

He also requested for a package from the Centre to replace and renovate the old infrastructure for ensuring uninterrupted power supply system in the State. He also requested to take two transmission systems from Kopi-Tawang and Rupai-Namsai under the Transmission scheme as it could not be taken up under NLCPR.

Union Minister assured all his support and cooperation for robust development of power system in Arunachal Pradesh. He said that two machines of Kameng Hydro-power project will be made functional soon and the rest two machines after the six months. He also assured for early start of Dibang Multi-Purpose project.
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