FACILITIES FOR ENCROACHERS: MP meets Minister of Power to review the Electricity and Solar home light to forest encroachers

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Port Blair, Nov 14: A meeting was held between Mr. R K Singh, Minister of Power, Govt. of India and Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, A & N Islands in the Ministry of Power, New Delhi on 11-11-2017 to review the electricity and solar home light for the forest encroachers and also the new renewable energy.

During the discussion, the Minister of Power has informed that Composite power generation comprising Gas, Solar & Wind will be used for A & N Islands to ensure 24/7 power supply, Composite power generation will also be done for Islands selected under the scheme of ‘holistic development of islands’. Minister of Power further ensure to find the ways and means to provide “Solar Home light” to the forest encroachers & other households which does not have electric connection so far either under the scheme of “Shaubhagya Scheme” or “MNRE Scheme” keeping in view of Hon’ble Supreme Court directives.

Mr. R.K.Singh, Minister of Power further agreed to visit A& N Islands shortly to review power and green energy issue and also the availability of “Hydro Potential for Power Generation”. The Minister may also visit the “Dam” to assess the ground reality from hydro power generation point of view. He will hold a high level review meeting at Port Blair.

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