Minister Reviews Power Scenario, Ration Stock In Valley

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Asks Officers To Keep Close Vigil On Black Marketing, Power Pilferage 

JAMMU – Minister of State for Power CA&PD and Transport, . Shabir Ahmed Khan today concluded weeklong tour of Kashmir valley.

 During the tour, the Minister attended winter Secretariat, where he listened to people’s problems and developmental needs , besides reviewing supply position of essential commodities and power supply at Divisional level officers meetings of concerned Departments. He also inspected pace of progress on the upcoming power projects and other power related infrastructure.

 While reviewing the stock and supply position of essential commodities, the Minister was apprised by the CA&PD officers that adequate stocks  of food grains are available at various food godowns of the valley , besides adequate ration  stocks including rice ,Atta ,wheat ,sugar, K-oil and LPG cylinders have been already stocked in hilly areas of Gurez , Karnah, Keran and Machal to cater the ration requirements of the rationees of these areas in winters during which  these remain  cut off from rest of the valley.  

He was also informed by the PDD authorities that the power supply schedule was being implemented in letter and spirit and the Department was making concerted efforts to improve transmission and distribution system to avoid load shedding during peak hours.

The Minister stressed on concerned authorities to ensure   distribution of monthly ration to the consumers in time ,adding that no ration holder should face any inconvenience while getting ration from respective sale depot .He directed to intensify checking to check   black marketing of CAPD ration,  besides ,overcharging  and hoarding by the traders.

The Minister directed PDD authorities to ensure scheduled power supply to the consumer. “The people should not face any inconvenience   on account of  power during winter and any negligence in this regard would be viewed seriously”, he said and added that due care should be taken to  check  power pilferage. He also asked to the concerned authorities to ensure collection of power tariff well in time to achieve the targets. He instructed the concerned for ensuring timely completion of ongoing works and directed higher authorities to conduct frequent visits at project sites for ensuring use of quality material and judicious utilization of funds.

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