Himanta Biswa Sarma plans a Gujarat Model power sector in Assamtext_fields
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the Assam government would try to replicate the Gujarat model in the power sector. He added that it would also try to replicate its state-of-the-art technological intervention to turn the three power companies into profitable ventures. Sarma was addressing a virtual meeting with the Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Bhai Patel and senior officials of the Urja Vikas Nigam Limited.
A delegation of the power department led by Power Minister Bimal Bora will visit Gujarat to understand its best practices, the CM informed.
Patel gave a brief overview of the power sector of Gujarat and said that the measures since Narendra Modi was Chief Minister had led a turnabout for qualitative development in Gujarat's power sector.
The three power companies in the state- Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) and Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL) have been unable to establish themselves as profitable ventures despite the steps taken so far.
Measures are now being taken to share the expertise of an energy-rich state in the country to help the three power companies of Assam to turn into profit-making ventures, Patel said
The CM further called for linking the revenue collection with qualitative performance promotion and active service delivery system to consumers while expressing concern over a fall in revenue and subsequent loss. He further urged the companies to plug the reasons for revenue loss.