BANGALORE: Doeguling Tibetan settlement in Mundgod has been allotted Rs 54.89 lakhs towards providing structures, reconductoring of 11 KV and LT lines and providing additional distribution transformers for the settlement.
The sanction was made by the General Manager (Admn & HRD), Hubli Electricity Supply Company Ltd (HESCOM) vide his letter dated March 15, 2012 addressed to the Executive Engineer (Ele.) HESCOM, Sirsi. The Executive Engineer has been instructed to take up work immediately. He will be responsible for sending the compliance report of the project too.
Mr Tashi Phuntsok, Chief Representative, South Zone, in Bangalore received the letter’s copy today.
Other settlements are also working hard to get similar assistance to solve the power problem in the settlements. The Representatives in Mysore and Chamrajnagar have been meeting and working with Dr. Bore Gowda, Managing Director, Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporaton Ltd (CESC), Mysore. The Chief Representative, on the other hand, has been campaigning at all levels in the state, including the Chief Minister, the concerned departments and in particular with Mr. M R Sreenivasa Murthy, Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), Bangalore.
It must be mentioned that a special impetus to solve the power problems was achieved by the meeting of Ms Dolma Gyari, Nangsi Kalon, Mr Ngodup Dorjee, former Nangsi Secretary and Mr Tashi Phuntsok, Chief Representative, Bangalore with Mr Sreenivasa Murthy, Chairman, KERC, in November last year.
A particular mention should be made of the hard work put up by Mr Tenzin Chokden, Office Secretary, Doeguling. He has worked hard to come up with over 100 pages of detailed estimate made for each village and monastery with the assistance of the local electricity department officials.
This sanction, which hopes to alleviate the power problems in Mundgod, has come right after the recent award of Rs. 170 lakhs by the Department of Rural development and Panchayat Raj, for water and road repairs of the Tibetan settlements Karnataka.
(Report submitted by Office of Chief Representative, Bangalore)