The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today directed the officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation to expedite work on various projects undertaken by them so that the electric supply is augmented and people are provided with round the clock supply of electricity.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a review meeting of the Power Development Corporation (PDC) here today.
Managing director PDC, Mr Kifayat Hussain Rizvi and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
While asking for speedy completion of the projects undertaken by the corporation Dr Singh said that it will ensure that power supply is augmented. He said that the completion of these new initiatives will not make our state self-sufficient in electricity generation, but we would also export the same. It will boost our economy and also cut the deficit of our budget a major chunk of which is spent on importing electric power from other states, he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister also directed for ensuring that various prestigious power projects looked after by the corporation should also maintained in a proper way. He said that the bottlenecks if any should be removed to ensure their smooth up keep and functioning.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the electric sector is one of the priorities of the present government and in this regard several new schemes and initiatives have been undertaken to augment the electric infrastructure in the State.
He said that all un-electrified villages and hamlets would soon be provided with electricity and the work being undertaken under RAPDRP would be fast past. “Necessary instructions have already been passed to extended agencies and the officers concerned to ensure time bound and early completion of the various new schemes and initiatives being taken in the power sector”, he added.