AGARTALA, April 28 - Union Power Minister RK Singh is scheduled to visit Tripura on May 2 to launch Soubhagya, a scheme meant to give electricity connections to all uncovered households in the State.
The scheme has already been implemented in some parts of the State. It will be formally inaugurated on May 2.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varman, who also holds the Power portfolio, and Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan will be present in the inaugural function, sources said.
The Union minister will also hold a meeting with the heads of all Central Government PSUs like the OTPC, NEEPCO and PGCIL to review the status of the Centrally-sponsored schemes.
The State Government is likely to seek financial assistance from the Union Power Minister to improve the power transmission and distribution system across the State.
The TSECL incurs around 20 per cent loss due to a poor transmission and distribution network, which remains a major fiscal problem for the State Government-run PSU.