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Sonowal vows to provide electricity to all households in Assam by December 31

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicated the 70 MW Lakwa Replacement Power Project to the state at a function held at Maibella in Lakwa, Charaideo on May 26.

Lakwa Replacement Power Project is a manifestation of Wartsila Smart Power Generation Concept implemented by Wartsila India Pvt. Limited in association with Assam Power Generation Company Limited.

The new power project would replace outdated gas turbine units with Wärtsilä technology.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sonowal said that inauguration of Lakwa Replacement Power Project is an important achievement towards state government’s efforts in attaining self-reliance in power generation. He also said that generation of power is one of the objectives of his government as attaining self-sufficiency would lead to industrialisation and generation of employment avenues. He also said that in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of providing power to every household, the state government has drawn a broad map for providing uninterrupted power to all the 65 lakh households in Assam as the government could achieve the target of providing electricity to 44 lakh households and remaining would be provided by the end of 2018.

Sonowal, giving a snapshot of his government’s achievements in the last two years in the state, said that after his government assumed power, revenue generation in sales, excise and road transport have increased phenomenally. He also said that his government has set the target of making 7000 km concrete road in rural areas under PMGSY and the work in the direction has begun on full throttle. He also said that tangible steps have also been taken in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in making toilets, in Digital India Programme, Skill India Programme, Stand up and Start up India programme.

Sonowal also said that his government’s steps against corruption have yielded unprecedented results which helped the people to repose their faith in governance and government machinery. However, he also made it clear that his uncompromising tirade against corruption would continue unabated till the menace of corruption is wiped out completely.


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