The government is providing electricity service to every region of the state without increasing the electricity tariff. Electricity infrastructure is also being developed in the state.
Deputy Minister of Tripura, Jishnu Debbarma said this while inaugurating five newly constructed power projects at Gitabitan Hall in Khayerpur on Thursday.
The five projects inaugurated are capacity enhancement and expansion of 33 KV Khayerpur Substation, 33 KV Kathalia Substation and 33 KV Rani Substation.
Besides, 132 KV Rukhia-Rabindranagar line and newly constructed 132 KV Udaipur-Bagafa transmission line has also been inaugurated.
At the ceremony, the Deputy Chief Minister said that providing electricity means lighting up people’s lives.
He added that earlier the demand of people was bread, cloth or house. Now electricity has been added to it.
He said that about 40,000 customers will benefit from the inauguration of these five new projects. Deputy CM further said, ” In remote areas where it is not possible to provide electricity through a micro grid, solar is being used. Solar study lamps are being given to children to study. So far, lakhs of solar study lamps have been distributed free of charge”.
He added that solar street lights are being provided in rural markets through the State Government’s Gramin Bazar Alo Scheme.
Solar water filters are being installed in rural areas.
He said, “since the present government came to power, 49 new electricity sub-stations have been constructed so far. A total of 60 sub stations will be built”.