The joint action committee (JAC) of three NGOs from Ri-bhoi district which includes Meghalaya People's Social Organization (MPSO), ka Ri-bhoi Youth Organization (RBYO) and the Meghalaya People's United Front (MPUF) today met minister in-charge of power A. T Mondal to seek his intervention with regard to alleged consistent power failure in Ri-bhoi district.
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Speaking to media persons, Jackson Sohtun informed that the frequent power cuts in Ri-bhoi district has created a lot of inconvenience to the people of the region, especially to the students who are preparing their respective examination.
Sohtun alleged that the district is experiencing unscheduled timing of power cuts and this has caught the public unaware as there are no notifications from the power department with regard to the timing of loading or power cuts.
“We have met the minister in-charge of power to appraise him with regard to the frequent and unscheduled timing of power cuts which has created a lot of inconvenience to the people of the district,” said Sohtun.
He added that the JAC has urged the minister to look into the matter and to ask the department to come out with some kind of notice on the timing of load shedding for Ri-bhoi district.