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Jammu and Kashmir government fails to control power T&D losses

Last Updated on February 2, 2022 at 1:23 pm

Despite of pumping crores of rupees in the power sector of Jammu and Kashmir, power reforms are confined to papers only and nothing seems to be on ground. In an attempt to provide reforms in the power sector which is the vision of government and to minimize losses in this sector but ground reality is different. Where many states and Union Territories (UTs) have reduced transmission and distribution (T&D) losses, the Jammu and Kashmir has failed to carry forward this.

As per reports, J&K administration has failed to control T&D losses. As per Early Times, lackadaisical approach of the concerned authorities that installing smart meters is still a distant dream in J&K in general and Kashmir Valley in particular. In Srinagar smart meters have been installed in only 19 percent area of the only.

In the year 2016, the Centre had set a deadline of one year for J&K for reducing the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) loss to 41 percent from the existing 64 percent, but nothing major was achieved. T&D losses in J&K reveals about the failure of the concerned authorities and government.

Despite of providing a huge financial input, the revamp and modernization of the electricity distribution system is not visible. The target of 100 percent metering of domestic consumers has also not been met, reportedly.