ZPM Government in Mizoram Commits to Stable Power Tariffs for Next Five Years

Northeast Desk, 29th February: The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) government in Mizoram has assured the state assembly that power tariffs will remain unchanged for the next five years, as disclosed by Power Minister F Rodingliana.

Minister Rodingliana emphasized the government’s ongoing efforts to bolster power generation across the state. He affirmed, ”During the tenure of the current government, there are no intentions to modify power tariffs for consumers.” The ZPM assumed office in Mizoram in December last year. The minister highlighted that Mizoram currently operates 15 small hydroelectric projects, collectively generating 38.55 MW of power. Additionally, he noted that power generation varies depending on weather conditions.

Addressing Mizoram’s reliance on external power sources, Minister Rodingliana revealed that the state expends Rs 33-37 crore monthly on procuring power from external suppliers, owing to the state’s requirement of 156 MW during peak hours. To address this issue, the government has outlined plans for the development of three hydel electric projects with a combined generation capacity of 294 MW, alongside four solar power plants capable of producing 45 MW of power, all currently in the pipeline.

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