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Assam: Power Availability increases 21 to 23 hours per day in Northeast

According to Union Power R.K. Singh, power availability in the country, including in the Northeast, has increased to an average of 21 hours per day in rural areas and 23 hours in urban areas.

According to Singh, the Northeast region’s power system has grown tremendously in the last three to four years, and nearly all states in the region have managed to revamp their electricity management.

“Today the power system in the Northeast is very different than what it was four years back,” he said.

At a meeting with power ministers and officials from northeastern states in Guwahati on Friday, Singh discussed power management.

He stated that power is the key to development and that a country cannot develop without a reliable power supply.

“Power is the most crucial element when it comes to the establishment of industries which are the core factor in a nation’s progress,” added the minister.

The power sector has seen tremendous growth in the areas of generation, transmission, and distribution in recent years, and the goal is to provide 24 hour power to every household in the country’s rural and urban areas, as well as to make India a world leader in power production, he said.

Singh explained that the Revamped Distribution Scheme would help to reduce electricity losses and empower consumers through prepaid Smart metering.

The Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, a reforms-based and results-linked scheme with an outlay of Rs 3,03,758 crore over a five-year period from 2021-22 to 2025-26, was previously approved by the Centre with the goal of improving the quality, reliability, and affordability of power supply to consumers through a financially sustainable and operationally efficient distribution sector.

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