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Tamenglong Electricity Office Shut Down

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Giving vent to their anger and frustration over the frequent power cuts, leaving them literally in the dark, people of Tamenglong district today shut down the electricity office. A number of Zeliangrong civil bodies had earlier threatened to launch various forms of agitation if the State... 

Great Sham: Electrified On paper, But No Power Supply, Pinewood The Only Source Of Light, Ukhrul Village Literally Lives In The Dark Age

Officially electrified, but children of Zingshui have to study under the light of burning pine wood. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. ZINGSHUI (Indo-Myanmar Border), Mar 13: The Government of India’s bold initiative to electrify every nook and cranny of the country by 2012 has turned out to be an unsavory... 

Neglected Measures Towards Power Failure

The cricket commentary was on the air. I was glued to my receiving set. Suddenly there comes an irritating pause. The Announcer calmly says “We regret—there have been some disturbances in the program due to Power failure”. Yes, a failure in the supply of power is very annoying. There may be a thousand... 

In The Twilight Of Electricity Department’s Disconnection Drive: Missing Questions

A lineman disconnecting illegal connection. Recently three Manipuri gentlemen have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the State Government in connection with erratic power supply.  As a response or rather as a reaction to the PIL, electricity department had initiated a rigorous drive against... 

Pre-Paid Meter Set For Debut

IMPHAL, Nov 19: For the first time in the State, pre-paid electricity meter reader would be installed in some selected areas of the capital city. A source in Power Department informed that pre-paid meters would be fitted for consumers residing in Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel and Babupara areas as soon... 

Solar Light Sheds Light Of Progress To Hamlets Where Power Is A Myth

IMPHAL, Nov 15: Never before they have witnessed such brightness in their home after sunset. Never before have they enjoyed the varied and multiple utilities of electricity. Virtually, these villages located in the remote corner along the State’s border with Nagaland have been caught in a time...