Mizoram had become the third power-surplus state in the North-East after Sikkim and Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
He also said the central schemes for the benefit of the North-East had gained momentum and that his government was committed to developing the region.
- We celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Mizoram with the completion and dedication of the 60-MW Tuirial hydropower project, the Prime Minister said, while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating it. With the commissioning of the project, Mizoram became the third power-surplus state in the North-East, he added.
- The hydropower project would produce “251 million units” of electrical energy every year and boost the economic development of the state.
- The completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to completing ongoing projects and ushering in a new era of development in the North-East.
- The Tuirial project, which was announced and cleared in 1998 by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, was the first major central project to be successfully commissioned in Mizoram.