Congress MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh upset over 8 hrs of load-shedding Credit: EastMojo

Shillong: Congress MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh has called the current load-shedding situation in Meghalaya unacceptable and unimaginable.,

“I cannot imagine that in a state where there are so many sources of power, we are in the 21st century, and we are living in this situation,” said Lyngdoh.

Lyngdoh also expressed concern over what would happen down the line if the situation continues for the next month. She claimed that the current load-shedding situation could bankrupt hospitals and small enterprises.

Lyngdoh said it was difficult to understand how the state went from being a power surplus state to extreme power crisis.

“By now with all of the proposed power projects, that were there in the pipeline over the years we should have sorted it out, and we should have maintained the power surplus situation that we were in the past,” said Lyngdoh.

She added that she would like to discuss and debate this issue in the upcoming Assembly sessions.

Lyngdoh also highlighted the issue of the sudden upsurge of power tariff. She said that everybody’s electricity bill has tripled or maybe four times the previous billing. Lyngdoh said that it is not a very positive situation to be in and that the government should take cognizance of this and immediately come up with a plan of action.

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