Jammu: Various government departments and commercial establishments owe a whopping Rs 19557 crores to the power department. This was revealed by the government in a written reply to a question submitted by a BJP lawmaker in the assembly.
BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat, who had filed a question was informed that the government departments except Hospitals and Education department owe Rs 18934 crore to Power Development Department (PDD).
The liability pending with Hospitals and Education department in Srinagar is Rs 49.81 crore while higher education department owes Rs 54.16 crore to the PDD, the government said in the written reply.
The government also said that commercial establishments in Srinagar owe Rs 13.38 crore to PDD.
Interestingly in Jammu district, the liability pending with commercial and government departments is Rs 505.54 crore amongst which the commercial establishments owe Rs 36.73 crore to the power department.
The government also revealed that government departments except Hospital and Education department owe Rs 431.13 crores to power department in Jammu district.
The government said that Home department headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti owes Rs 5201 lakhs to power department in Srinagar district. In Jammu, the Home department owes Rs 401 lakh to the power department.
In Jammu, the power development corporation and PDD itself owes Rs 239 lakh and in Srinagar, the Power Development Corporation owes Rs 23.86 lakh to the PDD.
The Public Health Engineering and Irrigation & Flood Control owe Rs 41512.5 lakh to the power department in Srinagar and Jammu district while Revenue and Relief departments owe Rs 3461.76 lakh to the department, the written reply says.
The government also revealed that the housing and urban development department owe Rs 1797 lakh to the PDD.
“The central departments in Jammu and Srinagar districts owe Rs 1597 lakh to the PDD,” says the reply.