Jammu power woes suck life out of people: Harsh

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Ridiculing the haughty and supercilious claims made by the State and Central Govt on good governance and ‘Achhe Din’, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Former Minister has lambasted the BJP Leadership for subjecting the people to inexpressible miseries and tribulations in the wake of unprecedented power cuts in the region. He said that the massive scheduled and unscheduled power cuts had literally sucked the life out of the people with no takers for their woes and suffering despite repeated protests, appeals and representations. He said that while the mandated leaders of Jammu were rejoicing the cool breeze and ravishing ambience of Kashmir resorts, the people of Jammu especially the aged, ailing and the children were having the nightmarish experiences of the much proclaimed ‘Achhe Din’ of the BJP partnered Govt.
Harsh Dev Singh Said that the unprecedented power crisis during scorching summer had thrown life out of gear in both urban and rural areas with loudest shrills of people going un-heard and unresponded.
He deplored that rather than assuring a fail deal to the Jammu people the BJP MLAs were shamelessly agitating in the Assembly for enhancement of their salaries, perks and CDF. Strongly flaying the callous and insensitive attitude of the Power Dev““` Deptt., he said that the people of Jammu region are made to suffer immense hardships due to scorching heat and soaring humidity with no respite from scheduled and unscheduled power cuts despite assurance.
Lambasting the govt. for its highly parochial and biased approach, Singh pointed towards the most obnoxious aspects of power distribution within the state. Citing figures, he said that the power consumption between Jammu and Kashmir regions is in the ratio of 40:60 respectively but when it comes to revenue realization Jammu contributes more than 66% of power tariff with barely 33% coming from Kashmir region. Singh said that the aforesaid facts provided in 11th legislative Assembly categorically indicated the highly biased, parochial and discriminatory approach of the state govt. with regard to supply of power and revenue collection vis a vis the two regions of the state. He said that the power supply to Jammu region had been further curtailed during 2015-16 and thereafter due to highly prejudicial and callous approach of helmsmen. He vowed to fight such discriminatory tactics tooth and nail and said that the people of Jammu would strongly oppose the highly obnoxious treatment doled out to Jammu region in yet another filed of power.

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