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    JS body for urgent measures for disconnected electric line in disasters

    September 27, 2023 - Daily Observer


      Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Tuesday suggested the ministry to take immediate measures if any electric line is cut off during any natural disaster.

      It also suggested severing all illegal power connections urgently.

      The committee came up with the suggestions at its 41st meeting at Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with committee chairman Waseqa Ayesha Khan in the chair, BSS reports.

      Committee members Md Nurul Islam Talukder, Md Aslam Hossain Saudagar, Khaleda Khanam and Nargis Rahman joined the meeting.

      It recommended providing regular training to members of Palli Bidyut Samity.

      Report of the second sub-committee on reviewing formulation of proper framework for generating 40 percent electricity from renewable energy by 2041, identification of impediments in implementing the framework and removing those was accepted in the meeting.

      Issues including measures to reduce load shedding in the areas under Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) and implementation progress of coal, liquefied gas and natural gas-based under-construction power stations were discussed.

      The committee suggested ensuring power supply after assessing proper demand in different areas of the country.

      Power secretary, energy and mineral resources secretary and other concerned officials were present.


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