Rio lays Nagaland State Power Policy 2018

Correspondent KOHIMA, FEB 26 (NPN): | Publish Date: 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio laid the Nagaland State Power Policy 2018 during the last day the third session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. 

Some of the key objectives under this policy includes- building adequate capacities in generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to attain energy security and handling and to achieve 24x7 power for all by 2021. To bridge the demand and availability gap, the state government shall explore additional power purchase through PPA from the upcoming generation projects for long term and bilateral/energy exchange etc. as short term measure. The policy aims to renovate and modernize the existing assets to achieve optimum utilisation and quality power supply. As per its vision statement, the department of Power recognised power as the engine of growth of any developing economy and without which no major economic activities can be sustained. 

Therefore the Government of Nagaland’s power policy envisions a turn around of the department from heavy loss making sector to profit making in the shortest time possible by introducing the latest state of art technology to modernize the power distribution, transmission and generation system. 

The policy will also encourage private sector participation in the state power sector to achieve competitive and efficient delivery system.

As per the strategy, the state will strive to add generation capacity to meet 20% of the total requirement by 2021. A state level core committee comprising of chief secretary as chairman, commissioner & secretary, power as member secretary and members including finance committee, development commissioner, home commissioner, secretary (NRE), secretary, P&AR, engineer in chief, Power, Chief engineer (T&G), Chief engineer (D&R), director (NRE) will be constituted to take all policy decisions. These include revision of rules, issues of executive instructions, optimizing operations of the state power utility, matters relating to revenue, generation, transmission, distribution etc which will be submitted to the state cabinet. 

All acts and rules promulgated by the government of India and the state shall be applicable for implementation of Nagaland state power policy 2018 under the acts and rules. The policy shall be reviewed from time to time so that essential policy directives and needs of the State are evolved to meet the changing needs of the state.



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