Assam Govt will set up a solar power plant in Majuli

From Trishna Pegu Doley

GUWAHATI : In a move to ensure a dedicated electricity network for illuminating every household and building a robust power distribution system, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated a 33/11 KV sub-station at Bongaon in Majuli district today. The sub-station constructed under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) will benefit seven thousand consumers in the district. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal termed the inauguration as the new addition to the sequel of development initiatives undertaken in Majuli.

He said that as Majuli is already spirituality and culturally illuminated, this 33/11 KV sub-station will dispel all darkness cast by inadequate electricity in the district. Sonowal also said that the present state government has drawn a broad road map for making Majuli a top ranking district in the State by exploiting its rich natural resources. He also said that the State government will also set up a solar power plant in Majuli to empower the district to contribute to make an Atmanirbhar Assam. Giving a snapshot of all development works being undertaken in Majuli, the Chief Minister called upon the people of the district to extend all cooperation in the government initiatives.

He also said that close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat, Government of Assam has been taking a series of steps to make Assam an Atmanirbhar State and Majuli is showing the way with regards to agriculture and other allied sectors for self-reliance. Along with the sub-station which has been built at a cost of Rs. 6.77 crore, Sonowal said that in the power sector Government would take several other steps for Majuli. Chairman of APGCL, APDCL, AEGCL Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, MD, APDCL Rakesh Agarwala and MD, APGCL Kalyani Baruah also spoke on the occasion. Chairman DNP Ltd. Rupam Goswami, Chief Executive Member of Deuri Autonomous Council Madhav Deuri, DC Bikram Kairi and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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