SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Forest, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, Friday stressed for augmenting power infrastructure in Pampore constituency to reduce transmission and distribution losses besides improving electricity scenario in the area.
He also called for prioritizing upgradation of Pampore, Khrew, Wuyan and Awantipora receiving stations.
The Minister said this while chairing a meeting of PDD to review the pace of developmental works taken under different schemes including Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Prime Minister’s Development Package Urban (PMDPU), DeenDayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana(DDUGJY) and PMDPR.
It was given out that an amount of Rs 42.40 crore have been sanctioned under various schemes to be incurred for strengthening and improving power infrastructure and up-gradation of receiving stations in the Constituency.
Stressing upon the PDD authorities to work with utmost dedication, the Minister instructed them to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Pampore area especially during Sehri and Iftaar time in the holy month of Ramadan.
Earlier, a delegation of Auqaf Committee Khrew met the Minister and apprised him about the shortage of power infra in the area. The Minister gave them a patient hearing and assured them that their genuine demands will be looked into.
While asking the delegation to identify a suitable land measuring at least two kanals for setting up of receiving station at Khrew, the Minister instructed the District Development Commissioner Pulwama to complete the requisite formalities in this regard so that the long pending demand of the people is fulfilled at an earliest.
Chief Engineer PDD (Project Wing) Daljit Singh, Superintending Engineer PDD, Executive Engineers and other officers of the concerned department were present at the meeting.