Govt to replace all lived up wires, poles & conductors in all districts

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With a view to upgrade the existing power infrastructure in the State, the Government has launched a comprehensive initiative to replace all the lived up wires, poles and conductors through a well-knit mechanism under the active supervision of the District Development Commissioners in all districts. Sustained efforts are also being made to assess the actual requirements to improve the system, and in the meantime, an amount of Rs. one crore per constituency has been authorized in addition to the already allotted Rs. one crore to each district on annual basis to improve the power infrastructure. The initiative would go a long way in addressing the major issues, concerning, besides the demands being raised by the public representatives at different foras and also with the concerned department.
The Deen Dayal Upadhay Gram Joyti Yojana (DDUGJY) stands approved by the Union Ministry of Power with an outlay of Rs. 616.11 crore.
Besides this an amount of Rs. 444.50 crore has also been approved by the Union Ministry under IPDS for 84 towns for Jammu and Kashmir. These steps would go a long way in augmenting and upgrading the transmission facilities and also ensuring that the consumers living in both rural and urban areas get the requisite amount of power energy for their daily needs.
In order to tap the power potential, the State Government has launched some medium, small and mini hydel projects across the State which would in near future cater to the ever increasing energy demands of the consumers.
As a pre-cursor to this initiative of generating electricity, 330 MW Kishanganga HEP is likely to be commissioned during 2016-17, which would
augment the present electric scenario of the State to a large extent.

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