AIZAWL: The Northeastern state of Mizoram is expected to face an acute shortage of power supply and energy scarcity just before the occasion of the annual festival Christmas.
According to sources, the North Eastern Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) has taken the decision of terminating the supply of power to the Northeastern state of Mizoram.
This decision by NEEPCO to cut off the power supply in Mizoram comes after the unexpected delay in payment of electricity dues by the Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram. The NEEP Corporation has informed that it will be managing the power supply to Mizoram from 10 December as per sources.
Earlier in the month of October this year, the North Eastern Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) wrote a letter to the executive director of Northeast Regional Load Dispatch Centre, NERLDC stating that the power department of Mizoram has failed to clear the dues on time and the dues continue to increase.
NEEPCO has mentioned in the letter that till 25 October the unpaid due in excess of 45 days has together risen up to Rs 15.78 crores. The letter reads "… 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."
The latter further added that "…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."