Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Baramulla: Thanks to the snow and rain, the state’s own Lower Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project (LJHP) located at Bimyar village of Uri in north Kashmir is generating an impressive 65 megawatt electricity for the past two weeks. Official sources said that last year, when it was dry weather and low water level in Jhelum river, […]

Protest against erratic power supply in Awantipora

Protest against erratic power supply in Awantipora

AWANTIPORA: A shutdown was observed and public protests held in Awantipora town on Thursday against the Power Development Department (PDD). Scores of locals led by the Town Welfare Committee held a protest demonstration against the erratic power supply and raised slogans against the PDD. All shops and business establishments were closed in the town in […]

Lawyers protest against erratic power supply in Shopian

Lawyers protest against erratic power supply in Shopian

SHOPIAN: The lawyers of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday held a protest against the erratic power supply in the area. Under the banner of District Bar association Shopian, the lawyers took out a protest march from the Court to Deputy Commissioner’s office. A kerosene lamp gifted to the DC Owais Ahmad. They also lit […]

SHRC asks for report on unscheduled power cuts

SHRC asks for report on unscheduled power cuts

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday directed the Chief Engineer of Power Development Department (PDD) to file a report answering why unscheduled and irregular power cuts take place during winter season in Kashmir. The SHRC headed by Retired Justice Bilal Nazki directed the PDD officer to specify as to why power cuts […]

Tral residents hold candle march protest against PDD

Tral residents hold candle march protest against PDD

TRAL: Hundreds of residents in Tral town held a massive protest demonstration against Power Development Department on Tuesday for failing to provide the electricity as per the announced schedule in the town. The residents blocked the road in Tral –e-Bala and held a candlelight procession to protest the power crisis. Local residents said that shops […]

Resolve electricity crisis on priority basis: NC to admin

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday expressed concern over the “slack and negligent” attitude of the incumbent administration in ensuring basic amenities to the people in view of forthcoming Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar who, according to a statement issued here, toured the city areas, received several complaints about the […]

CS tells admin to gear up: Reviews winter preparedness in Kashmir

CS tells admin to gear up: Reviews winter preparedness in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Sunday directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and deputy commissioners of Kashmir division to remain alive to the weather prediction for the next week and ensure that the action plan for restoration of basic services is in place in advance with role clarity. Following directions from the Governor to […]

Start providing interim relief to snow affected farmers: CS

Start providing interim relief to snow affected farmers: CS

Srinagar: Chief Secretary B V R Subramanyam Sunday directed the district administration to start the process of providing interim relief by November 12th to the farmers affected by Nov 3, 4, snowfall, till final assessment is completed. He said that keeping in view the extensive losses caused by the snowfall, Governor’s administration has declared the […]

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