24×7 Power Supply In J&K In 2 Yrs: Union State Minister

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Union MoS, Lt Governor chairing high level meeting to review the Power and Renewable Energy Scenario in J&K

JAMMU – The Central government is aiming to provide round the clock electricity supply to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State R.K. Singh said on Wednesday.

Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) R.K. Singh and Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu together chaired a high-level meeting on Wednesday. The modalities for strengthening the power sector in Jammu and Kashmir were discussed in the meeting.

During the meeting, Singh highlighted that the mission of the Central government is to provide 24×7 power to all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir within the next two years.

He said that sufficient power is available in the country but J&K needs to address the issue by putting in place an adequate transmission and distribution system. He directed the concerned officers to prepare a project for capacity addition which could ensure round the clock power supply in the state and submit it to the Centre.

The J&K government was advised to request for further release of eligible funds under various schemes like Saubhagya, DDUGJY, IPDS, PMDP etc. He also assured extending the project completion time of Saubhagya till June for completion of the pending work.


Observer News Service

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