Engineers Panel to Visit Other States to Study Power Distribution

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that a Committee of engineers would be constituted which would visit Gujarat and Delhi to study the power sector and the distribution network, so that the same can be implemented in the State for ensuring that the consumers get adequate supply of power and transmission and distribution losses are checked.

The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing twin review meetings of PDD Department at Jammu the other day and Srinagar today.

Principal Secretary Power Development Department, Mr. Sandeep Naik, Chief Engineers PDD, Mr. Ajay Gupta, Mr. Bashir Ahmed Khan and other senior officers were present in the meetings.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government is contemplating to put in place a mechanism by which the power sector in the State would be properly augmented and also ensuring that consumers get requisite supply of electric power. He said that the Committee which would be sent to other States would give the requisite feedback about the power scenario and the measures taken for modernizing the same so that appreciable changes can be introduced in the sector.

Dr. Singh directed the officers to ensure that the transformer damages are minimized and put in place a mechanism by which the same can be checked. He said that proper checking squads should be constituted in order to check the power theft if any and necessary action under law should be initiated against the people involved in the same.

While asking the officers to speed up process of revenue realization, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the targets given to every division should be completed within the stipulated time. 

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