Power Sector Progress Reviewed

ANANTANG — Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar, Thursday reviewed the progress achieved under the different schemes which are being implemented by the Power Development Department (PDD).

The schemes including Saubhgya, DDUY, PMDP and other power schemes were reviewed in Anantnag and Kulgam districts here.

District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, Chief Engineer, M&RE, Qazi Hashmat, Chief Engineer Projects Wing, Naseer Ahmad,  SE Anantnag /Kulgam,  Xens of Anantnag, Kulgam, Bijbehara, AEEs and JEEs of the PDD Anantnag/Kulgam other officers were present in the meeting.

The meeting was informed that in Anantnag district, 2402 families have been identified who are yet to be provided electricity connections. The officials assured that under the scheme the habitations will be covered by the end of October, 2018 and in this regard 50% material has already been received by the district.

Chief Engineer M&RE informed the meeting that 70% infrastructure including transformers, LT, HT, Conductor and Poles under Saubhagya scheme has been provided to the districts.

Secretary said that Soubhagya scheme has been launched to plug various gaps and comprehensively address the issues of entry barrier, last mile connectivity and release of electricity connections to all un-electrified households in rural and urban areas. He directed the SE PDD and Xens to ensure uploading of all connections upto the 31st of October 2018.

The Power Commissioner sanctioned 63KV 30 Transformers-10 Transformers for Kulgam district, 10 for Bijbehara Sub-Division and 10 for Anantnag Sub-Division under buffer stock for winter. He also directed the SE to submit the project of underground cabling of Base Camp Nunwan and Chandanwari for which additional funds will be provided. The cabling work must be completed before the commencement of next years Amarnathji Yatra.

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