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Bijli Mahotsav, Ujala Diwas celebrated in Manipur’s Saikul

The integrated Power Development Scheme has been implemented in Kangpokpi District HQ.

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Kangpokpi: The District Administration Kangpokpi Friday celebrated the Bijli Mahotsav and Ujala Diwas at Saijang Community Hall in Saijang Village, Saikul Sub-Division, Kangpokpi district. 

Speaking at the function, Deputy Commissioner, Kengoo Zuringla, said that the function is held for celebrating the Ujjwal Bharat, Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power@2047 as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence. She said the event highlights the key achievements of the Power sector in India and the State.

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She further said that the celebration function in the State will continue till tomorrow (July 30, 2022) which is jointly organised by the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Manipur, including NHPC, Power Grid, District Administration and Manipur State Power Distribution Company Ltd (MSPDCL). 

The function was also attended by the caretaker chairman of ADC Sadar Hills, Haokholal Hangshing; former Vice Chairman of ADC, Thangjakam Misao, also Thangkhanphai village chief; former MDC of ADC Sadar Hills, Thongjalun Mate; SDO Saikul Sub-Division, Bhungba Maibam Khuman; DGM of MSPDCL, Thanglalsam; Saijang village headman, officials and staffs of the government departments, locals among others.

It is worth mentioning here that regarding the achievements of the Power sector in Kangpokpi District, all the Census villages have received electricity with the charging of 25 KVA DTR installed under the 12th Plan of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Jyoti Yojana (DDUGY) at Leisang village on April 2018, which was the last village to be electrified under the same scheme. Altogether 46 villages were electrified under the scheme, resulting in giving electricity to 866 households for the first time.

Eighteen villages were electrified under the Saubhagya Scheme, launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Another 111 villages benefitted from the scheme by extension of LT lines which resulted in 6,766 households getting electricity connections.

The integrated Power Development Scheme has been implemented in Kangpokpi District HQ. The installation of 4 DTRs resulted in voltage improvement at 4 localities, benefiting hundreds of people. A total of 11,000 numbers of prepaid meters were installed under various sponsored schemes.

In the Saikul Sub-Division under the 12th Plan of DDUGY, 10 un-electrified villages were electrified through grid connection enabling 249 households to enjoy electricity for the first time. Under the Saubhagya Scheme, 89 villages benefitted from infrastructure extension resulting in 2,818 households in receiving electricity connections. Prepaid meters are being installed through State sponsored schemes. Meanwhile, Sadu Koireng village got additional DTR through system strengthening.

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