Tripura government signed agreement of Rs 2275 crore with Asian Development Bank for uninterrupted power supply.
Addressing a press conference at Civil Secretariat on Saturday Power Minister who is also Deputy CM of the state Jishnu Debbarman said:
“The state government has taken various steps to ensure uninterrupted power supply for 24 hours. The state government signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank on December 30. A total of Rs 2275 crores of this agreement has been signed. The agreement was signed for power generation, expansion and modernization of power system. It is a historic moment for the state”
“Such a large project has not been undertaken in any sector before. Asian Development Bank will give Rs 1820 crore for the project. 455 crores will be spent by the state government. The implementation of this project will further improve the power system in the state”.
“The power system and infrastructure of the state is very old. This system needs modernization. In power surplus states, You have to do business with electricity. Most of the funds to be received from Asian Development will be provided by the central government”
” Implementation of this project will benefit 6 to 7 lakh customers. Six to six and a half thousand people will get jobs. Rukhia’s open cycle will be converted into a combined cycle. The electricity system is being taken to the path of improvement without increasing the electricity tariff for five years. Work of 14 years of Gondatuisa has been completed. It took some time to do this. Electricity services are the most sought after. Still, the government gives the most importance to the power system. Such steps are taken to improve customer service. Modernization requires money. It is not enough to say it by mouth. This work has been done by the government and the department”
“A plan has been taken to set up a floating power generation system in Dambur reservoir. The department will spend Rs 3000 crore in the next three to five years”