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Assam should follow Gujarat’s lead on energy sector reforms

Assam should follow Gujarat's lead on energy sector reforms

Assam should follow Gujarat’s lead on energy sector reforms. According to authorities, the BJP-led Assam government would embrace the Gujarat model and implement its technology solutions for metering, billing, and collection of energy bills. In addition to enhancing the operation of different power firms.

According to power department authorities, Assam loses Rs 300 crore each month owing to unpaid electricity bills.

Assam should follow Gujarat’s lead on energy sector reforms

The Assam government will shortly send a delegation to Gujarat headed by Electricity Minister Bimal Bora. To examine Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited’s power reforms (GUVNL).

According to an official statement, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a video conference with Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Bhai Patel and senior officials of the GUVNL on Tuesday. To infuse qualitative development while economically empowering the three power companies — APDCL, APGCL, and AEGCL.

During the virtual conference, the GUVNL presented a PowerPoint presentation highlighting all of the agency’s best practices for achieving a power surplus in Gujarat.

Patel provided a short review of the state’s electricity industry and outlined a number of measures taken by the GUVNL while Narendra Modi was Gujarat’s, Chief Minister.

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He also asked Sarma to send a team from Assam to Gujarat to see the creative and progressive measures being done in Assam’s energy sector development.

“According to Sarma, despite the steps taken so far, Assam’s power companies have been unable to convert into sustainable businesses. As a consequence, attempts have been undertaken to combine the state’s energy expertise. In order to help Assam’s three power companies in becoming profitable.” According to a press release.

Additionally, the Chief Minister has directed authorities to deduct outstanding electricity bills from government employees’ wages.

He emphasized the need of turning around Assam’s three power distribution firms — Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL). Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL), and Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) — over the next five years.

Among those present at the conference was Power Minister Bimal Bora. Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha. And Principal Secretary for Power Neeraj Verma.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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