Nagaland govt pushing for power projects: Minister

Nagaland Minister for planning, coordination and land revenue, Neiba Kronu has said the government is making all efforts to engage firms for studying feasibility of power projects in the state.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting a potential hydropower project site at Tizu in Phek district, he said the state, despite having potential sites for
hydropower generation, spends more than Rs 250 crore to
purchase power from other parts of the country.

“Nagaland is the lowest generator of electricity in
the country. It spends over 250 crore annually to buy power from others, but the revenue generated through distribution does not exceed Rs 120 crore,” he added.

Kronu further said: “The government is making all efforts to study feasibility of power projects in the state, including the one at Tizu. The villagers, during the recent meet, have assured us that they would cooperate with the state government for the Tizu power project.”

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