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Mizoram: Guv meets CM Zoramthanga over power generation push

Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati and Chief Minister Zoramthanga had a crucial discussion at the Raj Bhavan yesterday on how to increase power generation in Mizoram through hydroelectricity and

Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati and Chief Minister Zoramthanga had a crucial discussion at the Raj Bhavan yesterday on how to increase power generation in Mizoram through hydroelectricity and solar electricity. The state’s power minister, R. Lalzirliana, also attended this high-level meeting.

At the outset, Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati briefed Chief Minister Zoramthanga about his recent meetings at New Delhi with Union Power Minister Shri R.K. Singh and the DoNER Minister Shri G.Kishan Reddy.

The two then discussed the top priority sectors of the state at present including the power sector. They discussed the two viable options the state has in this sector, i.e. power generation through Hydro-Electricity and Solar Electricity.

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Power Minister R. Lalzirliana gave a detailed briefing on the power generation by the state at present, how much is spent to meet the expense on buying power from outside the state, the power generation potential of the states through Hydro-Electricity and Solar Electricity and other important factors to consider in taking these projects in the state.

Promotion of Tourism, improvement of Air Connectivity, adoption of the Mizo traditional medicine with the practice of Ayush medicines, popularisation and enhancement of science subject teaching at higher school level and popularisation of central government welfare schemes to benefit a maximum number of beneficiaries in the state were also discussed.

First Published: 12th April, 2022 11:23 IST

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