Civil society group slams JV proposal for Ratle project

Civil society group slams JV proposal for Ratle project

SRINAGAR: J&K Socio-Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), a new amalgam of 27 civil societies, Wednesday asked the Governor led administration to scrap its decision regarding formation of a joint venture with some central PSU for execution of Ratle Hydro power project. Talking to reporters, Hameeda Nayeem, one of the members, said that it was “sinister design” […]

Formulate road map for uninterrupted power supply in Sgr, Jmu: Vyas to officials

Formulate road map for uninterrupted power supply in Sgr, Jmu: Vyas to officials

SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor B B Vyas Monday directed the officers of the Power Development Department (PDD) to come up with a concrete roadmap for providing uninterrupted power supply in Srinagar and Jammu cities. The Advisor was speaking at a meeting convened to review overall power scenario and status of various developmental projects aimed […]

Major power project on death bed from decades of govt indifference

Major power project on death bed from decades of govt indifference

BARAMULLA: A major power power project of Jammu and Kashmir, the state-owned Lower Jehlum Hydro Electric Power Project (LJHP), is in the last stages of its existence, but the higher officials of the Power Development Department and the government are in deep slumber. Sources said that the project’s main machinery, including nine giant transformers of […]

‘All JK households to be electrified by Nov 30’

‘All JK households to be electrified by Nov 30’

SRINAGAR: Union Minister of State for Power, R K Singh took a detailed review of the J&K’s power sector in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik at SKICC here today. Commissioner/Secretary, PDD, Hirdesh Kumar made a detailed presentation on the implementation of the flagship programme Saubhagya (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli […]

Avail new free power connections till Nov 30

Avail new free power connections till Nov 30

SRINAGAR: The Chief Engineer, Electric Maintenance & Rural Electrification Wing, Power Development Department Kashmir, has informed that the general public has been informed that new domestic power connections can be availed free of cost under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (or Saubhagya Scheme). The free connections which also includes provision of free […]

POWER PROJECTS: GoI denounces JK over slow pace of work, seeks fortnightly report

POWER PROJECTS: GoI denounces JK over slow pace of work, seeks fortnightly report

SRINAGAR: Expressing dissatisfaction over the sluggish pace of work by three Central PSUs on augmentation of power transmission and distribution infrastructure in J&K, Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge), R K Singh Thursday said there is absolutely no scope for lackadaisical approach and the works shall have to be completed within the set […]

Efforts on to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers: Div Com

Efforts on to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers: Div Com

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday said that government is working ceaselessly to provide better and uninterrupted electricity supply to the valley consumers. Khan made these remarks while chairing a meeting regarding ROW (right on way) and construction of transmission lines of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). The meeting […]

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