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Power sector in the NER
Correspondent SHILLONG, JAN 12:
Published on 13 Jan. 2011 12:21 AM IST
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The North Eastern Council and the Power Grid Corporation of India have jointly funded preparation of DPRs for transmission, sub-transmission and distribution network of power in the North Eastern Region at a cost of Rs.10,000 crore, an official statement said today.
The power sector in the NER, with the potential of hydroelectricity being about 62,000 MW, constitutes the most important resource of the region and holds the highest potential to propel the region to the front-rank of development in the country.
“The primary need is to reach the benefits of power availability to the people of the region, and the growing and diversified demands for power for the economic development of the region are met in full,” the statement said.
Another priority would be the export of power from the region to elsewhere in the country so that the NE becomes the ‘powerhouse’ of the country. For utilization of the power potential in NER, realization of the generation capacity in the region has to be accompanied by strengthening of transmission, sub-transmission and distribution network.

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