Prepaid metering to be made mandatory in Nagaland by 2023



Prepaid metering will be made mandatory in Nagaland by December 2023, informed adviser to power department Tovihoto Ayemi on November 6.

Speaking at a programme after inaugurating the upgraded 33/11 KV, 5 MVA to 10 MVA sub-station at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Dimapur, Ayemi said that pre-paid metering system will be to the advantage of the consumers as they will have to pay for only what they consume and buy power as per their budget, besides it will be time-saving and there will be no erroneous bills.

Ayemi stated that the power department will also launch a social media platform for addressing the grievances and updating the general public on the same

The department's move to make pre-paid metres compulsory has been necessitated by the growing power theft in the region, which amounts to revenue loss for the government, informed officials of the power department.

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