Global investors meet planned in July to exploit hydropower

Global investors meet planned in July to exploit hydropower

SRINAGAR: The state government is planning to host a global investors meet to attract investment in hydropower, after power minister Sunil Sharma sent a proposal to the administration department. Director of State Power Development Corporation (SPDC) Shah Faesal told Kashmir Reader that the meet will likely be held in the last week of July. “Top-notch […]

Gurez Model village without electricity for five months

Gurez Model village without electricity for five months

Bandipora: A Model village here in Gurez’s Tulail area has been without electricity for the last five months. Budugam, which is some 110 kilometres from the district headquarters in Bandipora, was plunged into darkness in February this year, and since then “no effort has been made to electrify the village again by repairing the defunct […]

Elderly man, too poor to pay power bill, wants line cut; PDD men ‘refuse unless bribed’

Elderly man, too poor to pay power bill, wants line cut; PDD men ‘refuse unless bribed’

BARAMULLA: Officials of the Power Development Department (PDD) are allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a poor, aged man, to disconnect his power connection in Brandub village of Rafiabad in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Mohammad Sulaiman Khan, 65, son of Sikander Khan of Kamar Brandub village of Rafiabad, Baramulla, said on Monday that […]

Dangarpora suffering without electricity in Ramadhan

Dangarpora suffering without electricity in Ramadhan

Mohammad Imran Naikoo Baramulla: Residents of Dangarpora village, Narvav, are suffering immensely without electricity during this holy month of Ramadan. Locals told Kashmir Reader that they are facing great hardships in this holy month of Ramadan because the village has had no electricity for the last 10 days. According to locals, the village has around […]

Efforts on to ensure uninterrupted power supply: Power min

Efforts on to ensure uninterrupted power supply: Power min

SRINAGAR: The Minister for Power Sunil Sharma has said that the government is committed to augment the power infra by way of ensuring effective implementation of various programmes in transmission and distribution sector so that the Prime Ministers initiative of providing uninterrupted power supply to the people of the state is fulfilled. The Minister was […]

Frequent power cuts irks Shopian residents

Frequent power cuts irks Shopian residents

Shopian: Puncturing the tall claims of the government of providing regular power supply in the holy month of Ramdhan, residents of Shopian complained that PDD officials are resorting to frequent power cuts in the area. Residents of different areas of Shopian contacted Kashmir Reader and said that they were facing huge problems due to frequent […]

Modi lays foundation of 1000MW Pakal Dul hydropower project

Modi lays foundation of 1000MW Pakal Dul hydropower project

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday laid the foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project to be built in Kishtwar district, at an expected cost Rs. 8112 crore. He also laid the foundation of 58 kilometre Jammu Semi Ring Road project to be built at a cost of Rs. 2300 crore. The Prime […]

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