An electric boost to Meghalaya, state decides to execute two hydel power projects

NewsBharati    09-Mar-2019

Shillong, March 9: Giving a electric boost to North East, the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) would be executing two hydel power projects in power-starved Meghalaya. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting that the two projects would be given to NEEPCO.

The two power projects are Umja-ut Hydro Electric Power project with a capacity of 69MW (renamed as Wah Umiam Stage I) and Umduna Hydro Power Project of 57 MW (also renamed as Wah Umiam Stage II).

The cabinet has approved the allotment of both these projects to NEEPCO which is already implementing stage III Wah Umiam power project.

Power Minister James K. Sangma further said that the cabinet has also approved a proposal by the state-owned Meghalaya Electric Corporation Ltd (MeECL) to avail a loan from the Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd to execute the 3x42 MW Myntdu Leshka Hydro power project.

The state power department has an outstanding of over Rs 550 crore to be paid to NEEPCO alone forcing the state power department to resort to load shedding since January this year.