Low lying power wires endanger residents in Sopore localities

Low lying power wires endanger residents in Sopore localities

Sopore: High voltage electric wires are running at dangerously low heights in several localities in Sopore, with the Power Development Department (PDD) stating ignorance about the problem. Residents of Hatishah, Jamia Qadeem, Chankhan, Ningli and Chakrodi Khan localities told Kashmir Reader that that their life is under constant threat due to the presence of overhead […]

PDD daily Wagers demand regularization

Ganderbal: Daily wage workers of PDD Power Development Department held a strong protest in Ganderbal on Friday in support of their demands. A large number of workers led by union leaders assembled in Eid Gah Ganderbal near DC office and protested. The protesters accused the government of showing the indifferent attitude towards issues of the […]

Baramulla village protests against power outage

Baramulla village protests against power outage

Sopore: Residents of Behrampora Rafiabad in north Kashmir are up in arms against Power Development Department (PDD) for resorting to unscheduled power cuts. Reports said that a large number of people including women blocked Watergam_Sopore road and shouted slogans against the PDD. The protestors said that education of their children has been badly hit due […]

Bill passed to facilitate set up state power trading company

Bill passed to facilitate set up state power trading company

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Electricity Act, 2010, to pave the way for setting up of the JK State Power Trading Company Ltd. The Bill was moved in the House by the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and after a thorough discussion […]

Tral village un-electrified but still billed for power

Tral village un-electrified but still billed for power

TRAL: In what could be an embarrassment for the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (PDD), the department has been sending power bills to a family residing in a habitation that is yet to get electricity. Mohammad Yousuf Khan, a resident of Wuzul Kulnar village of Tral area, has been billed a whopping Rs 47,000 […]

JKPDD, CPSUs sign MoU for works under IPDS, PMDP, R-APDRP

JKPDD, CPSUs sign MoU for works under IPDS, PMDP, R-APDRP

JAMMU: Subsequent to approval of state cabinet to sign the distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in selected circles of power development department, J&K Power Development Department (JKPDD) and three central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh here on Thursday. While speaking […]

HCC’s security deposit encashed: Minister

HCC’s security deposit encashed: Minister

JAMMU: Minister of State for Power, Asiea Naqash, on Monday informed the legislative assembly that the government is exploring other options for building the 93-MW New Ganderbal Hydroelectric Project after the company that won its tender, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), failed to meet the contract stipulations. “The project was appraised by the Central Environment Authority […]

Pursuing transfer of hydel projects: Govt

Pursuing transfer of hydel projects: Govt

JAMMU: Minister of State for Power Asiea Naqash on Monday informed the legislative assembly that the government will actively pursue the transfer of hydel projects from the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). “As mentioned by the Finance Minister in the Power Budget speech in the year 2015-16, the government will actively pursue transfer of hydel […]

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