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Load shedding in Meghalaya to be withdrawn from 2 pm today

SHILLONG: The load shedding in the state of Meghalaya has been withdrawn today, the state cabinet minister James Sangma said

“I’m happy to inform that due to concerted efforts of Power Dept., CMD (MeECL) & constant support & guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister @SangmaConrad, NEEPCO has withdrawn Power regulation today. No more load shedding from 2 PM onwards,” minister Sangma tweeted.

NEEPCO has decided to withdraw the regulate the power supply to the state since all the issues and concerns that NEEPCO had with the MeECL have been resolved.

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Yesterday, in reply to a letter by N.K. Mao, Executive Director (Commercial) of NEEPCO regarding withdrawals of load shedding, the MeECL’s Chairman and Managing Director Arunkumar Kembhavi said that the request for withdrawal of regulation of power supply was not found acceptable in the absence of a specific payment plan.

Acording to Kembhavi, the Payment of Rs. 325.98 crore has been made in two months despite a huge loan liability and interest outgo on MeECL and the appropriate authority is doing whatever it can to clear the amount due and payable.

Thus, the Meghalaya load shedding will be removed in the areas affected from 2 pm onwards.
It may be mention that Rs 325 crore which the state government availed under the Atmanirbhar scheme has been cleared to NEEPCO which is the highest-paid to any firm.

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