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Improving power supply

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There is a marked improvement in the power supply especially in Kashmir valley and the credit goes to the recent construction and inauguration of many such projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that the newly executed power projects will substantially improve the power supply in all 10 districts of the Kashmir Division.

He highlighted the initiatives taken to strengthen and improve J&K’s power infrastructure which had remained dilapidated for the last several decades.

AT&C losses are high and it is our social obligation to make power a self-sustaining, fast-growing sector of J&K.

To address the current power deficit, the government has initiated a large-scale capacity augmentation programme. In 70 years, J&K was able to harness only 3500 MW, and now generation capacity is set to be doubled in three years and trebled in seven years.

Transmission & Distribution projects worth Rs 2000 crore are being completed, and an additional amount of Rs 6000 crore has been allocated by the central government to strengthen the Sub-Transmission & Distribution network across the UT. This will help the administration to bridge the basic infrastructural gap between cities and villages. Complimenting the workforce of JKPDD for setting new standards in the timely completion of power projects, the Lt Governor said that the aim of the administration is to provide quality electricity to all citizens and businesses. These augmented facilities will address the important need of the growing economy.

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