Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Wednesday directed the officers for ensuring speedy execution of various hydro power projects in the state so that the power generation capacity here gets enhanced.
The Deputy CM was speaking at the 6th meeting of Management and Finance Sub Committee of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDC).
Minister of State for Power, Housing and Urban Development, Health & Medical Education, Industries and Commerce, Asiea Naqash besides Principal Secretary Finance Navin Choudhary, Commissioner Secretary PDD, Hridesh Kumar, Managing Director JKSPDC Shah Faesal and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.
Deputy Chief Minister, while directing the officers to ensure that the pace of works on the ongoing power projects is speeded up at all levels, said that it will go a long way in ensuring self sufficiency of the State in power generation besides ensuring proper augmentation of electric supply so that the state does not face any lean periods and face power shortages.
Dr Singh said that the state is bestowed with enormous natural resources for power generation and we have to ensure that they are used to the optimum so that our state comes up as one of the leading states in power generation so that the surplus can be exported which would also give a fillip to our economy.