FROM OUR CORRESPOPNDENT
SILCHAR, Sept 12: The ongoing power crisis in the district threatens to cast a shadow over the coming Durga puja celebrations. At present the district needs 110 MW of power but only 80 MW is supplied through the grid which has led to a severe power shortage. For the past few days, power shortage has gone from bad to worse. At least in the festive season, the government should make the necessary arrangements for supplying in addition to the power required regularly, sufficient surplus power should be made available to meet the load of puja pandals.
In the wake of the power crisis, the festival organizers are in a state of panic. The power scerio is dismal. The residents are worried about the scheduled and unscheduled power cuts which will affect the festive atmosphere. Students studying in schools and colleges are also facing a tough time due to the frequent power cuts which have disrupted their studies. The prolong power cuts in the hot and humid weather have dealt a severe blow to the residents of the town.
These were among the issues stated in a memorandum submitted to A Borkotaki, general mager of APDCL, Cachar, by the members of Hriday NGO. The members urged upon the general mager to take appropriate steps to improve the power scerio in the district. The memorandum was signed by Krish Kangsha Banik, secretary, Santosh Debth, Ratul Bhattacharjee, Mandir Roy and Biju Paul.