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Minister addresses engineers

Kohima, June 25: Nagaland power minister Kipili Sangtam has urged the executive engineers of the state to take proper measures to improve revenue collection in the state.

The minister was speaking at a coordination committee meeting with executive engineers here today. He said though power, whatever is available, is distributed in every nook and corner of the state, consumers were not very sincere in paying their bills.

He urged the executive engineers to make sure that the “meter readers” perform their duty honestly so that revenues are collected accordingly.

Sangtam expressed his concern over installing under-capacity transformers which often gives rise to problems.

The minister said after anti-power theft units were formed in Dimapur and Kohima, things have improved. The units will be set up in all district headquarters, he added.

He also asked the officers to maintain the system properly so as to avoid loss of life and damage.

The minister said the introduction of pre-paid services for around 1,000 consumers at Marwaripatti Dimapur has been a great success which will be extended to 3,500 and 2,500 consumers in Dimapur and Kohima respectively.