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The Arunachal Pradesh Government has successfully implemented rural electrification schemes proposed by Centre, such as – Saubhagya and Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Ujwala Yojana, as informed by Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister, and state’s Power and Non-Conventional Energy Resources minister, Chowna Mein.
Lauding the huge hydro-power potentiality of Arunachal Pradesh, the minister said that the frontier state would transform into one of the main exporter of power in the country.
The power sector would enhance the GDP of the state by 2-3 times in the future, added Mein.
Mein asserted the same while addressing the gathering during a review meeting of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) for the North-Eastern states at Guwahati.
It’s worthy to note that RDCC aims to improve the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of discoms.
It involves a compulsory smart metering ecosystem across the distribution sector, starting from electricity feeders to the consumer level.
Mein claimed that all projects under the rural electrification schemes would be completed within the current financial year.
The Deputy CM further added that population residing along remote villages of the state faces difficult mountainous terrain, and dense forests frequented by heavy rains, landslides, and snowfall in the winter season.
Due to such obstacles, the frequent disruption of long distribution lines stood as the prime hurdles for residents of this hilly tract.
Despite the challenges, Arunachal Pradesh is committed to implementing the RDSS, informed an official press release.
Mein said that power department had already installed 24,874 pre-paid energy meters at the premises of consumers in Itanagar and Naharlagun towns in the state capital complex, and revenue collection through the pre-paid energy meters are very encouraging.