Mizoram is likely to face an acute shortage of power shortage ahead of Christmas festivities. 

This was informed to Northeast Now by sources in the Northeast Regional Load Dispatch Centre (NERLDC). 

Sources claimed that North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) has decided to stop supplying power to Mizoram. 

The decision of the NEEPCO to stop supplying power to Mizoram has been taken because of unprecedented delay in payments of dues. 

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NEEPCO has decided to regulate supply of power to Mizoram from December 10, sources informed. 

In a letter, dated 26th October 2021, accessed by Northeast Now, to the executive director of NERLDC, the NEEPCO has stated that the Mizoram power department has “failed to clear the dues”. 

“… the dues of the Power & Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram continue to escalate and the outstanding in excess of 45 days have piled up to Rs 15.78 crores as on 25th Oct’ 21,” the letter stated. 

It added: “…notice is served for round the clock regulation of power to Power & Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram from all the power stations (of) NEEPCO for a period of (6) six months w.e.f 00:00 hours of 2nd Nov’ 2021 or till such time ower & Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram liquidates its outstanding dues for more than 45 (forty-five) days.” 

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