‘NE can become power hub of India, SE Asia’
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Bindo M Lanong inaugurated a seminar on “Empowering the North East – overcoming challenges in development of the Power sector in the North East of India” here recently.
The programme was organised by IPPAI in collaboration with Union Ministry of Power and supported by Government of Meghalaya, Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission. The programme will benefit the power producers, project developers, investors and key stakeholders in the Northeastern States.
In his speech, Lanong said that the State has huge deposits of coal and limestone extending from East Jaintia Hills to West Garo Hills district which facilitates scope for industrialisation and power generation. Moreover, the State has good climate, better law and order situation comparatively and friendly local people who can contribute to the development of power sector in the State.
Lanong also stressed for judicious and transparent approach to industrialisation since people are obsessed with industrialisation. He, however, admitted that militancy exists and disrupts the development of the Northeastern region.