Hirdesh Kumar reviews progress of power sector schemes at Udhampur

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Stresses on achieving 100% target under SAUBHAGYA

UDHAMPUR: To review the SAUBHAGYA and other centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) of power sector for Udhampur and Reasi districts, a meeting of officers was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner/Secretary, Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar at the conference hall of DC Office Complex here.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar, Chief Engineer Project Wing, Avinash Dubey, Chief Engineer EM&RE, Sudhir Gupta, Director Planning PDD, Rakesh Jamwal, Chief Planning Officer, Rajeev Bhushan, Assistant Commissioner Development, Noor Alam, SDMs besides other district and sectoral officers of concerned departments and field functionaries of PDD department.
Executive engineers of the concerned districts gave a power-point-presentation of targets and achievements under various schemes.
During the meeting, Kumar took an extensive review of various schemes being launched by the government of India under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan including SAUBHAGYA, PMDP, Deen Dayal Upaddhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and other such schemes.
He directed the concerned officers to engage in a significant outreach programme to push its flagship programmes for achieving 100 percent targets in rural as well as urban areas under SAUBHAGYA.
He also directed for setting weekly and monthly targets of electrification and completion of the pending targets.
Kumar stressed on providing electricity to the deprived households in these districts under SAUBHAGYA and other rural electrification schemes by November this year.
He appreciated the efforts of PDD, Udhampur for minimum AT & T losses and asked the department to reduce these losses further.
The DDC informed that the necessary instructions have been already given to the concerned officers to involve Numberdar, Chowkidar and field functionaries of other line departments to achieve the targets under several power schemes on mission mode for which executive engineer PDD was also asked to submit micro planning to cover the left-out households to avoid last moment pressure.