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Centre approves Rs 12,000 cr package for improving power infrastructure in J&K

Last Updated on May 24, 2022 at 10:31 am

In an attempt to improve the power infrastructure system in Jammu and Kashmir a package of Rs. 12000 crore has been announced.

Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar announced this package for revamping of power infrastructure in J&K. The Union Minister who is on two days public outreach programme in Samba district initiated by Central Government for J&K.

He said that package has been allotted to improve the power infrastructure and ensuring adequate power supply besides, plugging pilferage and reducing Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses. He said that this step has been taken to ensure twenty four hour power supply in J&K and entire power infrastructure will be revamped in this regard.  Out of this amount, Rs 6000 crore each will be spent on Jammu region and Kashmir valley; he added and reiterated Modi government’s resolve of equitable development and progress of both regions of the UT.

As per reports, Gurjar visited Bagoona village and interacted with public representatives and inspected the functioning of a power grid station in Samba.

The Union Minister also visited border district of Samba and assessed pace of progress on development works besides listening to public grievances and aspirations as well.