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Kynshi hydro electric projects are yet to take off due land acquisition and uranium issues

Shillong 20th January,2020 (MMP): Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma today said the Kynshi Hydro Electric Project-I and Kynshi Electric Project-II in West Khasi Hills of  Meghalaya are yet to take off  due to and land acquisition  and uranium issue.

          Speaking to the media at his office chamber at the Main Secretariat in Shillong, Sangma said the Kynshi Hydro Electric Project-I could not be taken up due to land acquisition problem and also a case in this regard is also going on. In this regard, he said the Government is trying to resolve the issue. On the Kynshi Hydro Electric Project-II, the Chief Minister said the project could not be taken up due to uranium deposit in the area, in this the project is to be taken up. “The Government could not proceed ahead with this project because the sensitivity of uranium.

          To another question, the Chef Minister, informed that the state is able to generate only 300 MW of power from Umiam and Leshka Hydro Electric Project  and there is a shortage of 300 MW of power for the entire state and this shortage could be made up from North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) and share of power from Tripura. He also said that the state Government is yet to receive the pending bills amounting to Rs.181 crores. He also called on the consumers of the state to cooperate with the state Government to pay the electricity on time, so as to enable to relieve its financial burden to pay to the different power agencies for supplying power to Meghalaya. The Chief Minister also informed that the state Government is able to reduce to load-shedding to 2 hour during night time.   MMP

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