The electric utility business has historically consisted of centralized, large-scale power plants, supplying electric power to load centers such as cities and industries through a power transmission and distribution network.
The North Eastern region may be suffering from serious power shortages, however, Union Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde today predicted that scenario is expected to improve with several power companies working in the region.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has cleared implementation of Pare Hydro Electric Project (110 MW) in Arunachal Pradesh by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). The Project is estimated to cost Rs.573.99 crore. Briefing newsmen, Union Minister of State, Prithviraj Chavan said that the Project is scheduled to be commissioned in 44 months.
Over 4,261 MW of power would be generated in the Northeastern region during the 11th Plan period in order to meet the increasing power requirements of the eight states, Union Power Minister SushilKumar Shinde announced here on Friday.
It's not often that a remote village finds a mention in government tourism brochures. Khonoma in Nagaland does. The village is not exactly an archetypal exotic destination. You have to withstand a two-hour, bone-rattling bus trip from Kohima to get there. But it's a trip worth taking if you are a wildlife enthusiast.