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State government focuses on solar energy for power generation: Ratan Lal Nath

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BY  TC News Desk

Agartala, 13th October 2023:  State Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath inaugurated the 33 KV Lembuchhara sub-station on Friday, which has been built with the financial support of the Government of India and the World Bank. He said that the state government is giving special attention to the generation of electricity with the help of solar energy, keeping in mind the future demand and supply.

The substation, which has been constructed under the management of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, has cost Rs 6 crore 16 lakh and has been completed after about four years. The substation is connected to 132 KV at Mohanpur and 132 KV at 79 Tilla. The minister said that there are two more 33 KV substations in Bamutia area and one more will be inaugurated soon.

Nath said that the state government is working towards the overall development of the state by carrying out the slogan ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Prayas’. He said that the government and TSECL are working to deliver electricity services more smoothly to all levels of people. He said that the government is taking steps to ensure that there is no problem in power generation if coal and gas run out in the future.

He said that by 2030, the state has set a target of generating 500 MW of electricity with the help of solar energy. He said that besides solar power, efforts are also being made to build hydro project plants centered on the four rivers of the state namely Khowai, Manu, Deo and Muhuri. He said that the government is also considering whether a solar park can be set up in the state in the future.

He said that modern civilization cannot be imagined without electricity and therefore, the present government has paid special attention to maintaining uninterrupted power supply. He said that the electrification of the railway line will be completed by next December. He also appealed to everyone to help in stopping electricity theft. He said that power is the key to development and modernity.

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