Sikkim CM calls on Union Power Minister, extends medical assistance to patients in New Delhi

New Delhi, September 21, 2023: Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang called on the Union Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy, R.K Singh at Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi.

Discussing various concerns related to the hydroelectricity power projects in Sikkim, he informed the Union Minister that the abandoned smaller hydropower projects established a long time ago have been made operational.

Further, the Chief Minister also informed the Union Minister about the initiative of the state government to solve the long pending issues of compensation to the land owners for transmission lines and thanked him for his consideration to run the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) in Sikkim.

The Union Minister in turn appreciated the steps taken by the state government towards the development of the state, despite the challenges imposed by the hilly terrain.

On the same day, Chief Minister Tamang met twenty individuals referred to New Delhi for medical treatment and extended medical assistance from the CSR fund of the Sikkim Power Development Corporation Limited (SPDCL) at Sikkim House, New Delhi.

Also present on the occasion were Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Arun Upreti, Chief Secretary of Government of Sikkim V.B. Pathak, and other dignitaries.

While interacting with the patients and their guardians, the Chief Minister wished for their speedy recovery and expressed hope that they enjoyed the best of health for years to come.

“Assisting and supporting individuals undergoing medical treatment has been a longstanding priority of our government. We firmly believe that a society’s strength is measured by how it cares for its most vulnerable members, especially those battling illnesses,” the CM said.

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