There are visible changes in the power sector as the reforms undertaken by the J&K administration have started showing results on the ground.
Recently the power sector was reviewed by the Union Secretary of Power and he was told by the J & K administration about the functioning of the IT wing of the department, manpower and availability of equipment.
He was informed that the digital payments have jumped manifold and J&K is ranked 3rd across India with a 278 percent increase in digital payments. 1400 MW is nearing completion with Pakal Dul (100MW), Ratle (850 MW) and Kiru (624 MW) are under construction while historic MOUs were also signed this year.
With respect to generation of clean energy, he was informed that 9 MW solar power plant is being established at Pampore township of Kashmir, Kishanganga Dam small hydel project to light up Gurez is also under construction, besides 12MW small hydro power project at Karnah is under construction besides 100 year old heritage Mohra project, built in 1902 is being revived.
J&K has witnessed a 150 percent leap in the last two years. During the last 70 years from 1947 to 2019, J&K had 8394 MVA transmission capacity and from April 2019 to March 31, 2022, more 3806 MVA will be added.
He inspected different sections and also enquired about the equipment being installed at the station.