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Three new power station inaugurated in Manipur

Imphal, Dec 25: Manipur Power Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Saturday inaugurated three 33/11 kV Sub-stations in Imphal East.
He said the inauguration of the three sub-stations will greatly help in improving quality power
supply. The three sub-stations were 33/11 kV Sub-station Top Khongangmakhong (Wakha),
33/11 kV Sub-station Sanjenbam, Imphal East and 33/11 kV Sub-station Porompat, Yaralpat,
Imphal East.
Biswajit said that inauguration of the three Sub-stations was part of the Azadi Ka Amrit
Mahotsav programme. He said that the present peak electricity demand of Manipur may be just around 230 MW.
“Today, we have the proper infrastructure to bring in enough power to meet any increase in
demand to facilitate industrialization,” he said, adding that completion of the Civil Secretariat
and Food Park, Yaithibhi Khunou will increase power demand in the State drastically.
Further on complaints regarding improper power quality, the Minister said that development
should take place in a phased manner, and we should understand the two companies responsible
for power supply were in an infant stage.
He said that considering public interests, the cost of per unit electricity has been kept low in
the State as compared to the average cost in other North Eastern States.
“Today, we are able to provide 24 hour quality power supply in the State,” he said, adding that
there has been a huge increase in numbers of sub-stations in the State.
Biswajit also assured that power sub-stations at Tamenglong and Gamphazol will also be
completed by June 2022.
Stating further that the present government believes in reaching out to the last mile to bring development, he recounted some of his visits to the interior parts of the hill districts.
Further explaining the benefits of the UJALA scheme, the Minister further urged the public to use LED bulbs provided to domestic consumers at subsidized rates under the scheme. He said that the old heated bulbs emit toxic gases into our environment and it is also not so effective. The minister said LED bulbs will help in conservation of energy and saving money through
reduced power bills.
He also expressed that usage of the High Tension Low Sag (HTLS) Conductor in the State will minimize the sagging of wire in the hill areas.
With the construction of the new 33/11 kV Sub-station at Sanjenbam power supply to Sanjenbam
and its nearby adjoining areas like Kanghuchingjil, Takhel, New Salem, Nongmaiphal Sanamahi and Mahadev Temples at Nonmaijing and part of adjoining villages of Saikul sub-division of Kangpokpi district will be improved with appreciable reduction in the losses and considerable improvement in the voltage profile too.
The new 33/11 kV Sub-station at Porompat will provide power supply to Porompat, Yaralpat, Moirang Kampu Sajeb, Top Khewa, Ningthoubung etc. The sub-stations were constructed under the North Eastern System Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP), which is a Central Sector Scheme for strengthening of the Intra State Transmission and Distribution System in six States of NER (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland) at an estimated cost of Rs.5111.33 crore. The scheme was funded by the Government of India and World Bank on a 50:50 basis. The project was executed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited .


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