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Erratic power scene at Sualkuchi

By Correspondent

SUALKUCHI, May 18 - Erratic power supply since the last few months has irked the people of Sualkuchi and its outskirts. Power cuts here last for more than eight to nine hours a day.

The irregular power scene has hit the common people as well as the handloom industry in the silk village. The weavers cannot work even during the daytime. The functioning of some government offices has also been affected due to poor power supply. The Sualkuchi post office has also been forced to suspend public transactions, including opening of savings accounts and despatch of registered and speed-post letters. Officials of the post office have to sit idle as the generator set is also out of order. Post office customers are the worst sufferers.

Sources pointed out that inadequate power supply to the Sualkuchi subdivision has caused frequent loadshedding here. Power supply from the Sishugram power grid to the Sualkuchi subdivision via the Amingaon subdivision, instead of direct supply, has led to the deterioration of the power scenario at Sualkuchi. There are big industrial units under the Amingaon electrical subdivision and hence, Amingaon requires more power to run these industrial units.

As Amingaon receives the major amount of power, the power supply to the Sualkuchi subdivision is drastically cut. Sources said that power is directly supplied to Hajo, North Guwahati and the Amingaon subdivision from Sishugram. The local people here have expressed concern over the alleged indifferent attitude of the Assam Power Distribution Company in this regard.

The protection system at the 33-KV power sub-station here is another cause of the unannounced loadshedding in the area. The protection system used here is an unmanned equipment called auto reclosure. The auto reclosure sometimes acts as a hurdle to ascertain faults in the line connecting six feeders under the Sualkuchi subdivision.

Sources alleged that Sualkuchi, the first in the State to get rural electrification in 1955, is reeling under a power crisis due to the callous attitude of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited. The subdivision with 14,000 consumers, excluding industrial units and government offices, generates a revenue of Rs 50 lakh every month for the company.

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Erratic power scene at Sualkuchi

SUALKUCHI, May 18 - Erratic power supply since the last few months has irked the people of Sualkuchi and its outskirts. Power cuts here last for more than eight to nine hours a day.

The irregular power scene has hit the common people as well as the handloom industry in the silk village. The weavers cannot work even during the daytime. The functioning of some government offices has also been affected due to poor power supply. The Sualkuchi post office has also been forced to suspend public transactions, including opening of savings accounts and despatch of registered and speed-post letters. Officials of the post office have to sit idle as the generator set is also out of order. Post office customers are the worst sufferers.

Sources pointed out that inadequate power supply to the Sualkuchi subdivision has caused frequent loadshedding here. Power supply from the Sishugram power grid to the Sualkuchi subdivision via the Amingaon subdivision, instead of direct supply, has led to the deterioration of the power scenario at Sualkuchi. There are big industrial units under the Amingaon electrical subdivision and hence, Amingaon requires more power to run these industrial units.

As Amingaon receives the major amount of power, the power supply to the Sualkuchi subdivision is drastically cut. Sources said that power is directly supplied to Hajo, North Guwahati and the Amingaon subdivision from Sishugram. The local people here have expressed concern over the alleged indifferent attitude of the Assam Power Distribution Company in this regard.

The protection system at the 33-KV power sub-station here is another cause of the unannounced loadshedding in the area. The protection system used here is an unmanned equipment called auto reclosure. The auto reclosure sometimes acts as a hurdle to ascertain faults in the line connecting six feeders under the Sualkuchi subdivision.

Sources alleged that Sualkuchi, the first in the State to get rural electrification in 1955, is reeling under a power crisis due to the callous attitude of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited. The subdivision with 14,000 consumers, excluding industrial units and government offices, generates a revenue of Rs 50 lakh every month for the company.