Kishtwar: Member Legislative Council, Firdous Tak on Thursday expressed concern over the decision by the State Administrative Council (SAC) to formulate joint venture company for executing prestigious Ratle Hydroelectric Plant on river Chenab and urged the administration to come clean on the proposal.
In a statement, Tak said that his biggest fear about the government of India trying to take over the prestigious Rattle Power Project seems to be coming true as the decision by the SAC has been taken despite Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) fully capable of executing the work on its own.”
“To my understanding the JKSPDC had formulated a detailed proposal to take over the project from a private company, which abandoned the work in 2014”, he said, adding: “The NHPC, which is behaving as East Indian Company, exploiting the state resources and paying peanuts in return, has been since long eying on this prestigious project but the proposals were turned down on several occasions. The JKSPDC could have easily generated finances to execute the project on its own.”
Tak demanded that state administration shall make public the details and reasons of such proposal. “The people of Chenab Valley will no longer be mute spectators to such developments in their backyard especially when their own interests were being compromised,” he said.