Mizoram: PM Modi to inaugurate Tuitial Hydro Power Project tomorrow

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Story highlights

  • PM Modi on his maiden visit to Mizoram tomorrow
  • He will inaugurate Tuitial Hydro Power Project in the state
  • He will also launch ‘MyDoNER App’ in Mizoram

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is on his maiden visit to Mizoram tomorrow. Here, he will inaugurate the Tuitial Hydro Power Project that will provide power to state and the nation as well.

PM to begin BJP election campaign

The four Northeastern states are having elections for the Legislative Assembly next year. For this, the political parties have blown the conch to contest the race.

Meanwhile, BJP wants PM-The Star Campaigner of the party to blow his “Modi Wave” in these states as they want a Congress Mukt Bharat(Congress-free India).

PM Modi with the same motive is visiting the state to give a start to the election campaign of the party as Mizoram will too have elections by the end of 2018.

Apart from the campaigning purpose, he will also inaugurate the Tuitial Hydro Power Project that will facilitate the state and the nation as well.

The project is a 60 MW Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project having the worth Rs 1302 crore in Mizoram.

Along with the inauguration of Power Project, he will also launch ‘MyDoNER App’ and will distribute cheques to the Start-up Entrepreneurs Aizawl on the occasion, said a statement issued by Union Ministry of Power.

The Tuirial HEPP has been constructed as a Central sector project and implemented by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Power.

The cabinet had cleared the project in July 1998 with commissioning scheduled in July 2006. After completion of about 30% of the project activities, the works were totally suspended from June 2004 due to local agitation.

With sustained efforts by NEEPCO and with the active support of Ministry of Power and Ministry of DoNER, along with the state government, the stalled works of the project were resumed in January 2011.

The project being remotely located encountered various hindrances ranging from inadequate communication infrastructure to the project site, a massive failure of the powerhouse slopes due to poor soil condition and lack of availability of skilled manpower.

These factors resulted in comparatively longer gestation period for the project.

Also Read: Home Ministry clears Rs 305-crore Central Aid for Mizoram, Manipur, and Kerala


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