Additional 60 MW for Valley

JAMMU: The state government will purchase an additional 60 MW and supply it to the Valley for improving the power supply position, an official spokesman said Friday.
He said the decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here.
During the meeting, which was attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, who holds the charge of Power portfolio, Minister for Finance, Dr. Haseeb Drabu and Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Sandeep Naik, the Chief Minister instructed that efforts should be made to reduce power curtailment and cuts in all parts of the Valley, especially during the current winter months.
The Chief Minister also sought a comprehensive presentation on power sector in the state in terms of ongoing and future projects, transmission and distribution, up-gradation and proposed reforms, the spokesman said.