Power Minister Abu Taher Mondal today said that the State government has high hopes that the power crisis that used to hit the State during lean season would not be as bad as before.
“We expect that the situation will be better than last year but at the same time it is too early to comment as far as the availability of energy is concerned,” Mondal told media persons.
“The two hours of load shedding at night is continuing, though sometimes we don’t go for it like during the weekends. This is done to return back the power we took from other agencies,” he added.
Mondal also said that after the Sikkim disaster and the disruption of power generation in Teesta river there has been a problem in the power scenario in the country.
According to him, due to the disruption of power generation in Teesta river the power price has shot up suddenly in the market.
“As of now in Meghalaya we are comfortable and there is no problem. We are managing but we are also aware of the situation happening in other states,” Mondal said.