Mizoram is likely to suffer power cuts due to delay in payment by the Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram.
As per report, the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) has decided to terminate the supply of power to the Northeastern state of Mizoram.
Power department of Mizoram failed to pay its dues
NEEPCO taking into account the delay of payment of electricity dues had taken this decision to stop supplying power to the state. The NEEP Corporation has informed that it will be managing the power supply to Mizoram from 10 December.
Mentioning that the power department of Mizoram has failed to clear the dues on time and the dues continue to increase, NEEPCO had sent a letter to the executive director of Northeast Regional Load Dispatch Centre, NERLDC earlier in the month of October’21.
The letter stated, “… the dues of the Power & Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram continue to escalate and the outstanding in excess of 45 days have piled up to Rs 15.78 crores as on 25th Oct 21.”
NEEPCO also added in the letter, “…notice is served for round the clock regulation of power to Power & Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram from all the power stations (of) NEEPCO for a period of (6) six months w.e.f 00:00 hours of 2nd Nov’ 2021 or till such time ower & Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram liquidates its outstanding dues for more than 45 (forty-five) days.”
Two of six public sector utilities may start regulating power supply to the state
Mizoram purchases around 85 per cent of power from 6 PSU’s. And the electricity department now has an outstanding dues payable to the six PSUs stands at Rs 133.38 crore.
According to a official, “The dues to NEEPCO now stand at Rs 59.27 crore, Rs 33.72 crore to NTPC, Rs 1.45 crore to NHPC, Rs 12.34 crore to PGCIL, Rs 19.88 crore to OTPC and Rs 6.72 crore to TPGL”.