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Sagar Island

Provision of grid electricity to Sagar Island

Sagar Island depends on diesel generating sets for electricity requirement and electricity is available for a part of the population on an organized scale only during the evening hours. However, during Sagar mela in January every year, power supply continues throughout evening and night hours.

The existing distribution system comprises 20 no 11/0.433 K.V. distribution sub-stations with 44 km 11 K.V. feeder and 26 km M & L.V. lines catering power to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers. The inadequacy of power supply is at the root of any substantial developmental activities and livelihood upgradation/enhancements of the inhabitants. The immense possibilities of development of tourism, of multi-crop cultivation through energized withdrawal of ground water (without inviting saline water ingress) and of fish preservation and processing could be realised with the availability of grid electricity.

WBESDCL has already initiated on its own a project to connect Sagar island with grid power available at Kakdwip 33/11 K.V. sub-station via Lot 8 (ckt-I) and Gouranga Math (ckt-II) and a crossing over river Muriganga at Harwood point on towers to the proposed Rudranagar 33/11 K.V. sub-station. Works are in various stages of tendering/construction.

The present component of work under SPR has been proposed so as to reach grid electricity to the existing and new consumers for 24 hours from the Rudranagar 33/11 K.V. sub-station that is expected to start shortly.

The work elements will include erection of 488.51 km of 11 K.V. line, 443.00 km of L & MV line and distribution sub-station (11/0.433 K.V.) – 356 numbers of 25 K.V.A. and 265 numbers of 10 K.V.A.

Summary statistics related to the proposed project are tabulated below:

Expected Consumers

31000

Schools

12

(i) Project cost in Rupees in lakhs
(ii) Project cost to be financed in Rupees in lakhs

3470.26

3424.50

Domestic (other than BPL)

22906

Panchayet Samiti office

9

Scheme implementation
Period

2 years

Domestic (BPL)

6094

Hospital/ health centre

3

Implementing Authority

WBSEDCL

Commercial

1024

Police/outposts

4

 

 

Agricultural

120

Water works

10

 

 

Small industries

48

Sagar mela offices

15

 

 

Others

67

Zilla Parishad/ DM/SP offices

5