Mizoram set to become power surplus state, third in the northeast

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Two decades after it got Union cabinet approval, a 60 MW project in Mizoram will see the light of day in June making the hilly state the third power-surplus state in northeast India after Sikkim and Tripura.

State-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), a 'Mini Ratna' company under the Union Ministry of Power, will be commissioning the hydro-electric project along the Tuirial river in Aizawl district.

"The project work came to total stop on June 9, 2004, due to the stir launched by the newly-formed Tuirial Crop Compensation Claimant Association, claiming compensation for the standing crops in the riverine reserve forest," Bora said.

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