Arunachal Pradesh: All villages to get electricity by 2017
ITANAGAR: Asserting that the Centre is concerned about development in the Northeastern states, Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Tenzing Norbu Thongdok said that Union Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal has given assurance to develop hydro-power, solar and thermal projects in the state.
"We plan to go for electrification of these villages which cannot be covered under transmission lines, which are very far off through grid mode, that is providing solar photovoltaic electrification of to each household," he said. "The central government is very positive. Union MoS Power Piyush Goyal has requested and suggested us to submit schemes. He said that he will support the metering system. He said he will also support roof top solar voltaic system which will be given to us."
He also added, "A hundred megawatt solar powers will come up in Arunachal Pradesh. He will give all technical support and also try to enhance the subsidies in the solar power development in the state."