All habitations of State to get electricity in next five years: Deputy CM

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Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today asked the officers to explore the possibility of harnessing solar energy to augment the power supply in the State.
The Deputy Chief Minster was addressing officers during a review meeting to explore the possibilities of having solar energy as a viable replacement to the electric power. The Deputy Chief Minister said the officers should come up with comprehensive proposal to tap and harness the solar energy as has been done by the Indian Railways at Katra.
Dr Singh while referring to the initiatives of the Centre, said that the Prime Minster and the Union Minister for Power are very keen to develop solar energy as a viable alternative due to its cost effectiveness and being eco-friendly.
Dr Singh also informed that power projects in Ramban, Kistwar and Bhallesa have been completed at the cost of Rs 79.08 crore and commissioned, adding that 132 KV feeding bay at Grid station Khellani has also been completed by expending Rs 4.41 lakh.
He said that the Department is utilizing the available infrastructure to provide power supply in Doda-Kistwar districts, saying that some projects have also been projected and taken up under R-APDRP, IPDS and DDUGJY in these districts.

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