The Centre has announced a special package of 925 crore rupees for strengthening the power transmission and distribution system in Arunachal Pradesh.

Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh made the announcement yesterday while chairing a review meeting of the power sector with senior officers of the state government in Itanagar.

Mr Singh said, the fund would be used for re-conductoring of old 11 KV lines and conversion of selected long LT distribution lines with 11 KV High Voltage Distribution System. The Union minister said, of the 900 unelectrified villages across the country, about 600 are in Arunachal.

He directed the officials to expedite the work to electrify every village in the state by May 1st, this year.