Electrification, system strengthening, loss reduction works in PDD devolved to Panchayats

Electrification, system strengthening, loss reduction works in PDD devolved to Panchayats

SRINAGAR: The Government Wednesday ordered the devolution of electrification, system strengthening, loss reductions works in Power Development Department (PDD) to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). According to the order issued by PDD, the Government has directed the devolution in exercise of powers conferred under sub-section 4 of section 12 of the Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 […]

One dead, four injured as locals try to erect electric pole in Aripanthan

One dead, four injured as locals try to erect electric pole in Aripanthan

BUDGAM: A youth was electrocuted to death while four others sustained injuries in Aripanthan area of Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Friday. Local sources said that some people were trying to erect an electricity pole in the area, when it skipped from their hands and came in contact with a high voltage line at […]

Pattan traders protest power crisis

Pattan traders protest power crisis

Baramulla: The traders and other people of Pattan area of this north Kashmir district on Monday staged protest against Power Development Department (PDD) alleging that the department has failed to provide proper electricity in the town. The traders and locals assembled at Main Chowk Pattan and staged a protest demonstration over the power crisis and […]

Despite assurances Beerwah villages facing power outages in Ramadhan

Despite assurances Beerwah villages facing power outages in Ramadhan

BUDGAM: Government assurances to provide regular power supply during the holy month of Ramadhan have fallen flat with residents of Beerwah sub-division who are facing frequent power cuts. Residents of Khag, Drang, Habber, Sitaharan, Harde-Surush, Poshker, Lokipora, Nasarpora, Gamboora, Budran, Magam, Kanihama, Mazhama and dozens of other villages complained to Kashmir Reader about the scheduled […]

At beginning of Ramadan, power supply curtailed, cut off in Shopian

At beginning of Ramadan, power supply curtailed, cut off in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Instead of ensuring that there are minimum power cuts in the month of Ramadan, the Power Development Department has not only increased the curtailment hours but snapped the power supply in more than 20 villages in district Shopian. Locals from these areas said that they have not seen electricity since the arrival of the […]

Three months without power, Arizal villages say PDD pushed them into darkness

Three months without power, Arizal villages say PDD pushed them into darkness

BUDGAM: The residents of scores of tribal villages in Arizal area of Budgam have expressed dismay over the failure of the Power Development Department (PDD) to repair their electric transformers that developed various technical snags over three months ago. They unanimously confirmed to Kashmir Reader that they have been living in never-ending darkness for the […]

Alistang power station delayed again, this time by ‘harsh winter’ and ‘Pulwama attack scare’

Alistang power station delayed again, this time by ‘harsh winter’ and ‘Pulwama attack scare’

SRINAGAR: The much awaited Alistang grid station, expected to end the problem of long power cuts in winter in Kashmir Valley, will take another three-four months to complete. The reason, according to a top officer of the Power Development Department (PDD), is the unusually harsh winter this year followed by the “scare” created by the […]

Bandipora villagers hit streets to protest power crisis

Bandipora villagers hit streets to protest power crisis

Bandipora: Residents of several villages came out on roads here in protest against the Power Development Department. Angered by the near unavailability of power throughout the winter, residents of Banakoot, Mantrigam, Kralpora and other villages marched on roads, even blocking the traffic for some time. The villagers said that the government was squeezing their resources […]

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