Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said that the state will be generating 2,000 mw of power in near future and for this the state has roped in private power developers and state-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (Neepco) to implement several power projects.
The Chief Minister was presenting the state budget for 2012-13 on Monday. He said the state government accords high priority to the power sector and efforts are on to make the state self sufficient in power. He added that steps had been initiated to increase the generation capacity, and also augment the transmission and transformation system.
The Myntdu-Leshka Hydro Electric Project's first unit has been commissioned, and the second and third units are expected to be operational by the first and second quarter of 2012-13. Total capacity addition of this project will be 126 mw. The new Umtru and Ganol projects will add another 62.5 mw in the next two to three years.