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Assam: State Administration Announces Power Subsidy To APDCL

The administration has announced a power purchase subsidy of Rs 150 crores to APDCL to soften the burden on customers.

Assam: State Administration Announces Power Subsidy To APDCL

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Feb 2023 12:34 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Amongst the various decisions concluded in Assam Cabinet on Thursday, the administration has also announced a power purchase subsidy of Rs 150 crores to Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) to soften the burden on customers.

This particular decision by the state government of Assam will provide access to APDCL to alleviate the profit gap asserted in the tariff plea, and escape increase in retail tariff, for the finance year 2022-23.

The cabinet meeting was chaired by CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, on 9th of February, Thursday. Along with this, the state administration has announced changes in the existing policy to attract global investment by customised incentives for implementation of major projects in Assam.

Assam Cabinet ordered the state police department to continue with the crackdown against child marriage in the state. However, the cabinet has concluded to form a sub-committee, in order to extract ways and possibilities of rehabilitation of victim girls in the crackdown process. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted regarding the same and mentioned that, Assam Cabinet is satisfied with the state's police unit and has directed them to carry on with the clampdown.

Along with that, the panel also concluded to form a cabinet sub-committee which will facilitate in extracting ways and possibilities and finalise Rehabilitation Police within 15 days of time period for the victim girls. Notably, the sub-committee includes, health minister, Keshab Mahanta, education minister, Ranoj Pegu and finance minister, Ajanta Neog.

Ranoj Pegu while interacting with the media informed that the committee will research on varied ways to rehabilitate the girls, who got married earlier. The prime motive of the committee will revolve around bettering the situation of each girls who had to go through negative experiences because of child marriage.

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