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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

55 yrs after Liberation, 300 families in state still without power

PORVORIM: About 300-400 houses located in remote areas of the state are yet to get electricity connections said power minister Milind Naik in his reply during discussion on demands for grants to power department in the Goa assembly on Wednesday night.

Naik said the topography of some parts of the state has proved a stumbling block in achieving 100% electrification in the state and added that 99% of the state is electrified.
Earlier, Naik faced criticism over frequent power outages. The power minister said the department's helpline, which was introduced three years ago, has done a fantastic job in reaching out to the people. The help line received 3.2 lakh complaints during the last three years. All complaints were properly attended to. "I am satisfied with its working," he said.
He also spoke about various measures taken to tackle frequent power failures, including introduction of aerial bunch cabling. "You will see the results in a few months," he said.
He admitted that the condition of the power department's staff quarters across the state is bad, and said he would look into the matter and discuss the same with the power secretary and other top officials of the department.
Highlighting the bad condition of staff quarters, former chief minister Digambar Kamat specifically pointed out that staff quarters in Margao are in very bad shape, and might collapse at any time. He warned the government to take immediate measures.

TOI Goa News

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