Development of North-Eastern states on high priority, says R K Singh


NORTHEAST INDIA | Aug 28, 2019(AIR):

Union Power Minister R K Singh has said that development of North-Eastern states is on a high priority of the Centre.

He said a well-developed power sector is a prerequisite for the economic development of North Eastern states. He was speaking at the meeting of Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of Power of North-Eastern States in Guwahati today. The Minister listed the achievements made in the power sector during the last four years.

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However, he cautioned that concerted efforts will have to be made to make the sector sustainable. He said the Power sector has to reduce losses to provide round-the-clock electricity. He urged the North-Eastern States to adopt smart and prepaid meters to avoid power theft.