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J&K to get Rs 12,000 cr package for improving power infrastructure for uninterrupted power supply

To revamp the power infrastructure in urban and rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir, central government has approved Rs 12,000 crore under Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS). In order to ensure the regular electricity supply to J&K centre has approved funds.

As per reports, Jammu and Kashmir divisions will get Rs 6000 crore each for improving power infrastructure for ensuring regular supply, plugging pilferage and reducing Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses.

Initially Jammu and Kashmir will get Rs 3000 crore each to start the work immediately and rest of the amount will be allotted after expenditure to the satisfaction of the Central Government especially the Union Power Ministry. The package can be used by the power department to improve the infrastructure, installing smart meters, wires, electric poles etc. In the rural areas main work will be done on installing electric poles and new transformers. Release of remaining funds will depend on completion of work by the Power Development Department in both urban and rural areas, as per Daily Excelsior.

It is pertinent to mention that the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme will last till the Financial Year 2025-26. It has been started by the Union Power Ministry with the objective to improve the quality, reliability and affordability of power supply to consumers through a financially sustainable and operationally efficient distribution sector.

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