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PM orders continuous power supply in villages, towns may face cuts

  • Directive given to ensure power supply during irrigation season
  • Finance Division told to clear all outstanding payments related to this matter
Update : 08 Apr 2024, 02:54 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a directive to ensure uninterrupted power supply in rural areas to support agricultural irrigation.

The prime minister in a Cabinet meeting on Monday said there must be no load shedding in villages, and, if needed, towns would face power cuts, a highly placed source in the Cabinet told Dhaka Tribune.

Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting held at the PMO and attended by almost all ministers and state ministers.

In response to inquiries about the meeting, Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, said the prime minister had directed everyone concerned to ensure uninterrupted electricity in villages during this irrigation season.

She had also instructed the Finance Division to clear all outstanding payments related to this matter.

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