United Sangtam Students Conference (USSC), the apex body of Sangtam students community has stated that that Seyochung area, comprising of 12 villages, have been without power for the last 12 years.In a letter addressed to Minister of Power, USSC Vice President P. Setsacho Sangtam said the department sensing the grievances of the public took up the project to provide 33 KV high tension line.
The project started in the last part of 2008 with a handful of labours and United Sangtam Students Conference with the hope of completing the project at the earliest sought help of the public to carry electric poles digging etc. However, the United Sangtam Students Conference said the contractor had left the project unattended till date for no reason, leaving the area public under his ‘mercy and defaming the state ministry’. United Sangtam Students Conference further appealed for intervention of the minister in resuming the project within September 15 with the assurance to extend help.
Meanwhile, while appreciating the quality construction carried out by the BRO since taking over the district in the early since 1960’s, the United Sangtam Students Conference (USSC) sought clarification from the CO, BRO as to why the BRO withdrew from Kiphire Amahator Lukhami (KAL) sector on November last year. A press release issued by the union president, Thronglise Sangtam stated that the entire sector experienced a deserted look and the public had to face untold hardships after the BRO withdrew from the area.