NRL undertakes electrification of 3 villages
GUWAHATI, Sept 19: As part of its CSR initiative, NRL has electrified 3 neighbouring villages located behind the Refinery viz. Borgoria Ahom Chuk, Nepali Chuk and Muslim Chuk; lighting up more than 100 households with more house connections being registered by Electricity Board every day.
The electrification project has been carried out in association with Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd. (APDCL), Kamargaon Division. As part of the project, an LT line of 4.5 km and HT line of 2.6 km has been put up along with transformers of 63 KVA and 100KVA capacity. These villages, situated along the river Dhansiri on one side and the Railway track on the other side, have been deprived from the basic facility of electricity till now. The project was formally completed last week in the presence of officials from NRL and APDCL at Borgoria Village.
Earlier during the year, NRL in association with The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi took up electrification of 136 BPL households of 3 nearby villages viz. 2 no. Chikan, Kuruabahi Adarsha Gaon & 2 no. Giddibasti through Solar Home lighting systems (SHLS). Continuing with this venture of bringing light to the lives of nearby people, plans are in place to provide solar home lighting systems and electricity facilities to more un-electrified villages in the vicinity of the Refinery. This was stated in a press release.