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World Bank to provide more than 2,000 cr for development of power projects in North East

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The World Bank will provide a ‘North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project’ aid for the development and expansion of infrastructure in the power sector in north-eastern states. The Bank will provide 50% of the Rs. 5,111 crore power project of Indian Government in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. The remaining amount will be shared by the central Government and the concerned states.

The State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) will execute the World Bank-aided projects in six of the eight north-eastern states of India.

Of the Rs.5,111 crore, Assam would get the highest share of Rs.1,473.80 crore followed by Tripura (Rs.1,372.20 crore), Meghalaya (Rs.776.93 crore), Nagaland (Rs.729.42 crore), Manipur (Rs.442.22 crore) and Mizoram (Rs.316.76 crore), PGCIL chairman-cum-managing director R.N. Nayak said.

PGCIL and the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited  has already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to execute the World Bank-aided project in the state which will be completed in three years.

The project would see the setting up of over 3,488km long high power transmission lines  along with the construction of many power transmission sub-stations .The project will also include modernizing the existing transmission system.

World Bank’s senior energy analyst Rohit Mittal said the project would help in the economic growth of the north-eastern region.

 

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Mizoram to Have its First Medical College

Mizoram's first medical college to open in August

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Mizoram’s first medical college is slated to open its doors in August.

The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday.

“The MCI has recommended the Letter of Permission for setting up the college,” he said.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla initiated the institution’s establishment keeping in mind the rising number of medical aspirants in the state.

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Fimate said:, “Mizoram has been getting just 10 seats every year in the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, (RIMS), Imphal. It is a central college. The medical aspirants of Mizoram find it almost impossible to get a seat in other medical colleges in India.”

The college will initially capacitate 100 students, 85 seats reserved for Mizo students.

Fimate has previously served as the Director in RIMS for nearly six years. He has also served as the head of the Forensic sciences in RIMS and J.N. Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. (IANS)

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