SHILLONG, March 18: The issue of anomalies in power supply especially with the recent wave of power cuts in the state was picked up by the Opposition MLAs on Monday, who expressed their deep concern over the power scenario in the state especially in Garo hills and Jaintia hills region and demanded the government to take immediate steps on the matter.
“Power is a big disappointment in the state particularly with the recent total collapse of power in Garo hills and Jaintia hills which calls for immediate attention detection of the flaws,” UDP working president, Paul Lyngdoh said while participating in the debate on Governor’s Address during the Budget Session here on Monday.
On the same line, NPP legislator, James K Sangma said, “The power situation in Meghalaya is going from bad to worse,” adding “I think the government really needs to pull up its socks on the matter keeping in mind that the interest of the students who are appearing for their SSLC and HSSLC examinations.”
Expressing concern on the delay of the much awaited 132 KV Nongalbibra – Agia power line which is nowhere near completion, Sangma said, “The power minister has a lot his plate,” adding “We want a pro-active government not a reactive government.”
HSPDP legislator from Nongkrem Ardent Basaiawmoit said, “claiming that the power scenario in the state is improving is misleading the house,” adding, “the Governor’s address has failed to specify the amount of energy generated but only mentions that power has been augmented with the commissioning of the 3 units of the Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project.”
He claimed that the first unit of Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project has become defective after just one month of Commissioning.