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Separate Time Zone for Ner

The Government is not planning to create separate time zone for the Seven North Eastern States.

A scientific study, based on Regional Load Curves and several assumptions, carried out by the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru has indicated a modest saving of power between 1.2 to 1.5 % of the total usage in NE Region, which is not very high.Dr. Jitendra Singh ,the Minister of State for DoNER stated this in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today if in the absence of a separate time zone, the North Eastern States are wasting a huge amount of electricity at home and offices.


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