SHILLONG: 2 May 2023 (PTI Source)
CM of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, has said that the ongoing load shedding in the state will continue until the arrival of monsoon rains.
Speaking to the media, he clarified that the current state of prolonged load shedding is a consequence of the inability to conduct random load shedding in the first four months of the year, which was due to the election protocols and other circumstances. The Chief Minister also stated that his government has started reforming the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) and hopes to implement more reforms throughout the year. He further appealed to the citizens to bear with the situation and wait for the arrival of good rainfall to get some relief from the load shedding.
In recent months, load shedding has become a major issue in Meghalaya, causing inconvenience and frustration to the residents. The state has been facing a power crisis due to a shortage of power supply and inadequate infrastructure. Many people have reported long hours of power cuts, ranging from 8 to 12 hours a day, which have severely affected their daily lives.
The situation has worsened in the last few weeks, making it difficult for people to bear the rising humidity without electricity. The load shedding has also caused problems for businesses and industries
The Meghalaya government has been trying to tackle the issue by improving the power infrastructure and bringing reforms in Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL). The state government has also appealed to the people to use electricity judiciously and conserve energy.
Despite these efforts, load shedding continues to be a problem in the state. The chief minister's recent statement that the only respite people would get is once "we see good rainfall" has added to the frustration of the people who are eagerly waiting for a solution to the power crisis.