The scheme has been prepared by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in consultation with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for laying EHT transmission capacity, addition of high tension transmission capacity and augmentation of existing capacity, an official press note said here on Friday.

The Centre has approved this ambitious scheme for intra- state transmission, sub-transmission and distribution system. An amount of Rs. 4754.20 crore has been sanctioned to accomplish this project, the press note said.

Of this Rs 3,199.45 crore is earmarked for project to be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh, the press note said.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju convened a meeting with officials of power ministry and Power Grid yesterday to discuss the process of implementation of the
project.

In order to ensure local capacity building and timely completion of the project, Rijiju emphasised that there should be an active participation of Arunachal Pradesh government in coordination with the Union power ministry and Power Grid, the consultant for the project.

Accordingly, the project should be implemented by the state power department, the press note said.

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