Mizoram is the 27th Indian State to join the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist in the financial and operational turnaround of DISCOMs.
The Government of India and the State Government of Mizoram signed a memorandum of understanding on April 2, 2017, to bring about the operational turnaround of Mizoram’s Power Department, stated a government release.
Mizoram will derive a net benefit of approximately Rs.1.98 billion (~$30.5 million) through UDAY and allow speedy availability of less expensive power to 22,007 households in the state that are still without electricity.
Mercom previously reported, the states of Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala joined the UDAY program in March, 2017.
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