Srinagar: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) was sanctioned by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir in 2009 for Rs 1817.26 crore.
Replying to a question by Pawan Kumar Gupta, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the aim of implementation of R-APDRP in the state is to reduce the AT&C losses to 15 per cent after completion of the project.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that R-APDRP scheme is to be completed in a time bound manner failing which the grant in aid will be converted as loan. He said on the request of the State government, the last date has been extended to November 2016 by the Centre. He said that it is expected that the scheme would be completed in a time bound manner in the State.
Dr Singh said that Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) has been sanctioned for Rs 616.11 crore for 21 districts of the State by the Centre. He said that Rs 14.96 crore has been sanctioned for Udampur constituency under the scheme.
The Deputy CM said that Rs 1.04 crore have been utilized for electrification of un-electrified hamlets/households and creation of new sub-station in Udhampur constituency since 2010.
Responding to the supplementaris of Mr Ranbir Singh Pathania, Mr Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Raja Manzoor and Mr Dina Nath Bhagat, the Deputy Chief Minster said that Government would ensure up-gradation of power scenario equally in all areas of the State under centrally sponsored schemes. He said efforts are on to replace worn-out poles and old wiring besides up-gradation of Receiving Stations across the State. He said that all the left-out un-electrified areas are being covered under DDUGJY and R-APDRP schemes.
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