J-K administration, Union Power Ministry inaugurate project for providing 24×7 power supply in UT

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 16 (ANI: With an aim to provide 24×7 quality power supply to Jammu and Kashmir and make it power surplus, the administration of the Union Territory and Union Ministry of Power on Friday inaugurated the distribution and transmission project.

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 16 (ANI: With an aim to provide 24×7 quality power supply to Jammu and Kashmir and make it power surplus, the administration of the Union Territory and Union Ministry of Power on Friday inaugurated the distribution and transmission project.
The project, which aims to remove all power supply bottlenecks in the UT, was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Power Minister RK Singh.
In a statement issued by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Jammu and Kashmir, the two leaders discussed the government’s commitment to provide 24×7 quality power supply in the Union Territory to improve the ‘ease of life’ and ‘ease of doing business’ of the citizens. Insisted. for industries’. However, it needs to go hand in hand with better recovery and reduction of losses, he added.
The project has an investment plan of Rs 12,000 crore by 2025 in the transmission and distribution sector.
“The discoms of Jammu and Kashmir will be the first to introduce a new system in the coming winter to provide 24×7 power supply to all feeders with minimum losses and where electricity meter coverage is progressively saturated,” the statement said.
“In the transmission sector, a comprehensive Rs 4,971 crore investment plan prepared by the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) in collaboration with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir. PGCIL to JKPDD and TRANSCO and form joint ventures with other reputed PSUs.
It also said that the concerned authorities were directed to prepare a comprehensive plan for the UT for progressive steps towards achieving 24×7 power supply. The officials have also asked to explore opportunities to get investments for stalled and new projects through joint ventures, CPSUs and public-private partnerships. (ANI)

First published:October 16, 2021, 1:04 am

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