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Power Secretary visits Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh; Reviews development of mini and micro-hydro projects in district

Press Information Bureau:  December 07, 2020

Secretary (Power) Government of India, Mr. Sanjiv Nandan Sahai visited Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd December 2020. During the visit Secretary (Power) was accompanied by Mr. Tanmay Kumar, Joint Secretary (Hydro), Mr. A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC and Mr. K. Sreekant, CMD, PGCIL.

On his arrival at Changlang helipad, Secretary (Power) was accorded a hearty welcome by Mr. Tesam Pongte, Dy. Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Mr. Phosum Khimhum, MLA, Changlang (South) along with Deputy Commissioner (I/c), Superintendent of Police, Changlang district and Senior Officials from NHPC and PGCIL.

At the Circuit House, Changlang, Secretary (Power) was given a warm traditional welcome by the local residents. It may be recalled that the visiting Secretary (Power), Govt. of India served the people of Changlang as Deputy Commissioner during the year 1991-94. The local residents recalled the immense developmental works undertaken at Changlang during the tenure of Sanjiv Nandan Sahai.

Secretary (Power) also took a review meeting on the development of mini and micro-hydro projects of Changlang district. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Phosum Khimhum, Hon’ble MLA, Changlang (South) wherein the Arunachal Pradesh State Hydro Power Department briefed about the various issues associated with mini and micro-hydro projects in the district. The issues related to erection of transmission lines by PGCIL was also discussed at length and the visiting Secretary (Power) assured all necessary help and support from the Ministry.

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