Rs 100 crore to be utilized to improve HT/HL lines in J&K

An amount of Rs 100 crore would be utilized to improve HT/HL lines in Jammu and Kashmir, where measures are afoot to improve electricity transmission network in the State.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, while replying to a question by Qaiser Jamsheed Lone in the Legislative Council, said that the government has taken various measures to improve the existing transmission network of electricity under various programs.
The Deputy Chief Minister informed that an amount of Rs 100 crore has been reserved for improvement of HT/HL lines and concerned Deputy Commissioners have been nominated as nodal officers for the same.
Dr Singh informed that Rs 1 crore was released in every district per year during the past three years. He said that the same has been released for improvement of the HT/HL network in Kashmir valley during current fiscal as well.
The Deputy Chief Minister informed that HT/HL network at many places is in deteriorated condition. He said that the poles and conductors are old and worn-out and there is need of their immediate replacement. Dr Singh informed that Rs 6.15 crore have been utilized in last year for improvement of Power Distribution System in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.
He said that Rs 62.03 crore has been approved for Kupwara under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) scheme.
The Deputy CM said to cater to the requirement for improvement of power infrastructure, the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP), Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for urban areas and DDUGJY for rural areas are under implementation in the district.

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