Transformers near schools, anganwadi centres in Jajpur to be shifted soon

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Energy Minister Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra has said transformers near schools and Anganwadi centres in Jajpur district will be shifted to other places.

Mishra’s statement in this connection came after the review meeting held on video conferencing on the power scenario post-Amphan in the district.

The Minister said seven numbers of 33 KV sub-stations have been operational in the district and added that the power sector has been given utmost importance after the devastation by severe cyclonic storm Amphan in the region.

He said the rest 11 sub stations will be taken up shortly and he has directed OPTCL for expediting the work.

Jajpur MLA Pranab Prakash Dash demanded that the district be given additional funds for renovation of power sector and added that the government must take measures for such activities.

Dash requested the minister to initiate measures for redressing low voltage in Budhaghat, Kamalpur and Markandpur areas. Another substation will effectively address to the low voltage situation in the region, the MLA said.

The Minister said efforts are on to strengthen power transmission system in the elephant corridor regions and therefore senior forest officials have been requested to cooperate with the energy department in this regard.

The Minister said under Soubhagya scheme 58129 houses have been electrified in 1190 villages. The virtual meet was attended by principal secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal, OPTCL chairman Dr Sourav Garg and senior officials of Nesco, OPTCL and PGCIEL.

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