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Tag: Energy Department

Odisha asks officials to complete rural electrification by December 2017

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today directed officials to expedite rural electrification works and achieve power connectivity to all villages by end of December 2017. Energy Secretary, Hemant Kumar Sharma in a Power distribution review meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary informed that a detailed project report (DPR) was prepared to electrify 3,474 un-electrified […]

Prafulla Mallick
Electricity for all within 2019 says Odisha Energy minister

Bhubaneswar: Out of 47,677 villages in Odisha, 47,000 villages have been electrified, said Energy minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick while reviewing the achievements of his department today. Odisha has become a power surplus state with 100 new sub-stations set up. The loss in commercial electricity has been reduced to 35 percent from 57 percent and more […]

CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM harps on extensive use of social media

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today asked Energy and Police departments to make extensive use of social media – Twitter & Facebook – to serve people better and address their grievances. As people in Odisha are grappling with power disruption amid severe heat wave conditions, Naveen asked the Energy department to resolve the complaints and […]

All villages to get electricity by 2019: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: All villages in the state will be provided with electricity connection by 2019, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced at a training programme of the Energy department yesterday. While attending a training programme for newly appointed assistant executive engineers, the chief minister said the Energy department will be reformed to provide quality electricity services 24×7 […]

Govt mulling power banking to meet energy need in May, June

Officials of Odisha Energy department are likely to meet in the 3rd or 4th week of April to chalk out plans for electricity procurement to meet the demand-supply gap and ensure 24X7 supply to the people of the State during the months of May and June