SRINAGAR: Keeping in view the favourable geographical conditions of Jammu and Kashmir, JK Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers of JKSPDC to explore the possibility of generating power so that the State becomes self-sufficient in power generation and the consumers get adequate supply of electricity.
While addressing officers during the 2nd Meeting of Management and Finance Sub-Committee of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Ltd (JKSPDC) here today, he directed the officers to “come up with a comprehensive framework of generating electric power so that the demands of the people are met.”
“You should synergize your efforts in order to make the state self-sufficient in terms of electricity generation and transmission,” the Deputy Chief Minister said. Singh said that the officers should ensure timely completion of various programmes being implemented. “Ensure that the work on ongoing power projects is speeded up so that the capability and capacity of the state to generate power gets the requisite boost and makes us self-sufficient,” Singh directed the officers while referring to the initiatives being undertaken in the power sector.
“A measure component of our plan is being spent on the purchase of power from various agencies and by making ourselves self-sufficient, we can divert the funds for other developmental initiatives,” he added.
An amount of Rs. 1068.51 crore has been earmarked for the capital works and Rs.236.92 crore for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) works of these projects, this was highlighted in the meeting. Implementation of various new hydroelectric projects and other issues related to human resource and implementation of new projects were also discussed.