Chandigarh to buy power from J&K

Chandigarh to buy power from J&K

Srinagar: The Chandigarh Union Territory electricity department has decided to purchase power from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and from short-term sources like power exchange. The department will buy power from J&K till August. The power will, however, be returned to J&K in November and December, Times of India reported. As per estimates, the peak power […]

Self Sufficiency in Power Generation

Self Sufficiency in Power Generation

Self sufficiency is an idea and theme that Kashmir seems to be averse to. This is reflected in our electricity generation and distribution sector. A place like Kashmir which has been blessed with abundant water resources constitutes the ultimate irony. We should not only be generating power, round the clock for the masses but also […]

Work on power infrastructure going too slow for 2020 target

Work on power infrastructure going too slow for 2020 target

SRINAGAR: The J&K government on Saturday made another tall claim when it said the power crisis in the state would be over by 2020. It won’t certainly happen until the Power Development Department (PDD), which supplies power to households, steps up pace on completing its infrastructure projects on time. Kashmir Power crisis which mostly occurs […]

India to expedite 3 projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan

India to expedite 3 projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India has decided to fast-track three projects, including construction of two dams, to arrest the unutilised water of its share under the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, government officials said. The three projects include the Shahpur Kandi dam project, a second Sutlej-Beas link in Punjab and the Ujh Dam project in Jammu […]

Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Baramulla: Thanks to the snow and rain, the state’s own Lower Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project (LJHP) located at Bimyar village of Uri in north Kashmir is generating an impressive 65 megawatt electricity for the past two weeks. Official sources said that last year, when it was dry weather and low water level in Jhelum river, […]

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