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Bijli Mahotsav organized in Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Posted On: 25 JUL 2022 5:07PM by PIB Guwahati

The Ministry of Power in association with the Power Department, Government of Meghalaya today organized a Bijli Mahotsav in the Ri-Bhoi District.

With the active participation of the District Administration of Ri-Bhoi at Umsning, the Bijli Mahotsav celebrated the collaboration between the Central and State Governments and highlighted the key achievements of the power sector in the northeastern State.

Chief Guest of the programme, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya, Smti V A Hynniewta highlighted the benefits of electricity and the unprecedented growth shown by the power sector over the past few years.

The Bijli Mahotsav highlighted some of the key areas of progress in the country’s power sector - Increase in generation capacity from 2,48,554 MW in 2014 to 4,00,000 MW today, which is 1,85,000 MW more than the demand; addition of 1,63,000ckm of transmission lines connecting the entire country into one grid running on one frequency; from Ladakh to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Myanmar border it has emerged as the largest integrated grid in the world, India generates 1, 63,000 MW through renewable energy sources. India fulfilled its commitment in COP21 that 40 per cent of its generation capacity would be from renewable energy sources by November 2021, 9 years ahead of schedule.

The Mahotsav is under the umbrella event Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047, which is being held across the country as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The initiative aims at encouraging more public participation and getting across the developments in the power sector to the citizens at large.

Senior Officials of NEEPCO, Officials of Meghalaya Power Department as well as from District Administration were present at the function. Chairman, Town Dorbar Committee Umsning, Shri Rocky Kylla, and the Rangbah Shnongs as well as villagers of the nearby villages also attended the program. Several beneficiaries also shared their experiences at the event.

In order to engage with the visitors and guests, various cultural programmes, a form of theatrical performance in Khasi on the use and benefits of electricity and screening of short films on the power sector were also presented.


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