The opposition Congress has alleged that the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has incurred a income loss of Rs 142.56 crore after it has didn’t rectify one of the items of Umiam stage-IV hydro-electric energy, which has been out of era for the previous 22 months.
In a press release issued, Congress spokesperson and (*22*) legislator Zenith Sangma stated one of the items of Umiam Stage IV HEP having producing capability of 30 MW is out of era since August, 2019.
“It has been 22 months (nearly two years) however until now it has not been rectified. That means we’re shedding 7,20,000 items or 0.72 million items of power in a single day and 21.6 MU in a month. So, if we calculate even at ₹3 per unit, it’s 6.48 crore of income loss and 6.48 crore multiplied by 22 quantities to 142.56 crores income loss, which might have come to the kitty of MeECL,” Sangma stated.
He additionally stated that he has been elevating this subject since 2019 to attract the eye of the federal government and the MeECL to take quick motion to rectify however was in useless.
Stating that that is simply the tip of the iceberg, he additional alleged there are such a lot of different issues the place MeECL is shedding tons of of crores attributable to mismanagement.
He stated it was good to notice that the MeECL is ready to generate 150 MW out of its put in capability of 356 MW at the least on this present month of June.
“In my final assertion, I identified that MeECL may generate the power of 60 MW, was based mostly on the assertion made by the CMD, MeECL that was revealed within the information on May 11, 2021. Then how can it’s baseless?” Sangma requested.
In the assertion, the CMD, MeECL had claimed that it has generated 150 MW (approx) within the month of June 2021. He additional claimed that the Myntdu Leska venture has been clocking the total capability of 126 MW.
“Therefore, I’ve been made to know that the stability era (aside from 42×3 = 126 MW = Myntdu Leska venture) is (150-126) MW = 24 MW solely out of (356-126) = 230 MW,” he stated.
On the opposite hand, the Congress chief additionally slammed the MeECL for its failure to disburse the pension of its retired workers for the final three months.
“I urge upon the federal government for its intervention to launch the pension instantly and provides justice to the aggrieved pensioners and with out additional delay to resolve the problem with MSERC with correct diligence concurrently,” he stated.
He additionally identified that the CMD himself had knowledgeable that each month there’s a loss of 6 to eight lakhs of items of power within the industrial space of Byrnihat. He urged the ability division to take quick motion to cease these losses.
“In reality, as a accountable opposition, we’ve been all the time elevating points pertaining to the mismanagement of MeECL and on the similar time, we’ve been giving solutions to make MeECL viable and thereby defending the curiosity of our beloved folks of the state,” Sangma said.
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