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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dark and cold nights at Magam hospital leave patients fuming

Dark and cold nights at Magam hospital leave patients fuming

BUDGAM: In the post-maternity ward of Community Health Centre Magam, Shubu (name changed) has given birth to her child and is recovering on a bed beneath several layers of warm bedding brought from her home. Her husband, Manzoor Ahmad, is sitting on the bed with folded arms. “I am shivering with cold in this ward. […]

Tral protests against erratic power supply

TRAL: Residents of Tral area on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration and blocked road against the Power Development Department (PDD) for not adhering the electricity schedule issued by the government. Scores of residents led by Civil Citizen Council Chairman Farooq Ahmad Trali staged a protest against the PDD and blocked the Tral-Awantipura road. Citizen Council […]

Setup transformer workshop in Hajin: Residents

Setup transformer workshop in Hajin: Residents

Hajin: The residents of Hajin and adjoining areas have demanded setting up of a separate transformer workshop for the area. The residents said dispatching damaged transformers of the area to Sumbal and other districts is time consuming and delays the repairment of transformers. Talking to Kashmir Reader, a local Mehraj u din said they have […]

Protest against PDD in Sumbal

Sumbal: Residents of Shilwat Sumbal on Monday blocked the Bandipora –Srinagar road to protest against Power Development department (PDD) authorities. Raising anti- PDD slogans, protestors demanded repairment of their electric transformer. The said that their transformer was damaged 15 days back, however due to unknown reasons authorities are delaying its repairment. Police Official from Sumbal […]

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