State govt to introduce Seedn system to ensure uninterrupted power supply
Kolkata: In a bid to ensure uninterrupted supply of power without any fluctuation in voltage, the state Power department has decided to introduce a state-of-the-art technology to guarantee supply of power at a steady voltage in each and every part of the state.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had stressed on ensuring uninterrupted power supply all across the state. Later, she had also directed to take measures so that it can be supplied at a steady voltage. To ensure the same, the state Power department is going to introduce the Seedn (strengthening and extension of electricity distribution network) system. According to a data available with the state Power department, the power loss for certain reasons in different areas in the state is more than 50 percent. In areas like Canning and Baruipur in South 24-Parganas, the power loss during distribution reached around 92 percent and 90.57 percent respectively.
In such a situation, the top officials of the Power department conducted a detailed study and decided to go with the Seedn system that will check the menace of power loss and benefit around 1.78 crore consumers. The farmers will also get benefitted with the introduction of this modern technology.
When contacted, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, the state Power minister, said: "The work to check voltage fluctuation has started and it will be beneficial to common people."
It may be recalled that the state government has also started working on its project of supplying power for irrigation purpose in agricultural land through a separate dedicated line. The step to supply power for domestic and irrigation purpose separately is taken to ensure uninterrupted power supply at a steady voltage.
There is a huge consumption of power in every season to run pumps for draining water and to supply it for crops. The demand for power in irrigation purpose goes up during paddy cultivation.
It leads to voltage fluctuation in households and adds to inconvenience. But the problem will not exist if the power is supplied separately.