Procure additional energy from Northern Grid to combat Jammu power crisis: NC

Continuing protests against failure of the PDP-BJP government in maintaining regulated power and drinking water supply in Jammu Division, National Conference on Thursday staged a massive dharna outside Press Club here and demanded additional power procurement from Northern Grid to combat the crisis like situation region.
“The insensitive and anti-people government has turned a blind eye to power and water crisis in the winter capital and its peripheries”, NC District President Jammu Urban Dharamveer Singh Jamwal said while addressing agitating protesters. Jamwal decried callousness of the government to inflict miseries to the residents and said neither any minister nor any senior officer has taken time out from their cool Valley environs to visit Jammu and fix responsibility of those who have been taking sadistic pleasure in putting people to miseries. “The people have a right to know why power cuts remain enforced for longer durations and even for entire nights in various areas”, he said. The District President Urban complained that apart from pesky power outage and unscheduled cuts, almost entire Jammu is facing alarmingly heavy voltage fluctuations, resulting in massive damage to electronic gadgets like televisions, inverters, refrigerators and air-conditioners. “The government must compensate these damages”, he said, adding certain areas were reeling under acute power and water scarcity. This, he said, was happening due to lack of will and vision of the rudderless government that has led to administrative failure. Jamwal asked the government to address the problems in the Jammu region rather than playing politics over frivolous issues due to inherent contradictions with the coalition.
Prominent among those who participated in the protests including Satwant Kour Dogra, Ch Haroon, Anil Dhar, Pradeep Bali, Abdul Gani Teli, S S Bunty, Rakesh Singh Raka, KD Singh,
Dr Tara Chand and others.

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