Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, while replying to a question raised by legislator Surinder Kumar Choudhary, informed the House that the Union Government has launched various schemes to strengthen the power infrastructure in the State.
Dr Singh informed the House that the central Government has sanctioned Rs 1885.02 crore under various centrally sponsored schemes for carrying out power reforms and strengthening sub transmission and distribution network in Kashmir and Ladakh during the last three years.
Similarly, an amount of Rs 2211.01 crore has also been sanctioned for up-gradation of power infrastructure in various rural and urban areas of Jammu province.
Giving details, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that for Kashmir and Ladakh, Rs 242.20 crore was sanctioned under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Rs 382.72 crore under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), Rs 665.71 crore under PMDP-Urban and Rs 594.39 crore under PMDP-Rural.
Similarly, Rs 202.27 crore was sanctioned under IPDS, Rs 233.86 crore under DDUGJY, Rs 557.58 crore under PMDP-Urban, Rs 340.32 crore under PMDP-Rural, Rs 775.71 crore under RAPDRP-B and Rs 101.27 crore under RGGVY-II for Jammu province.
Dr Singh further informed that a total length of 33.91 km of multi-purpose cable has been laid in Srinagar under RAPDRP-B, 17.07 km in Anantnag, 1.85 km in Kulgam, 1141.88 km aerial bunched cables in Jammu province, 31.35 km in Kishtwar, 19.11 km in Doda and 17.87 km in Bhaderwah town to minimize Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses.