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Locals in Gurez tell Union Power minister about inadequate power supply

Last Updated on October 15, 2021 at 7:04 pm

Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh on Friday visited Gurez where he visited the Dam Site of Kishenganga Hydroelectric Power Project (KGHEPP) in Gurez valley of Bandipora district and took stock of the working of the power project.

The minister also held a public interaction programme wherein the people apprised him about various public issues.  The locals raised the demands with regard to absence of regular power supply in the Gurez valley, pending compensation, implementation of CSR and other related issues.

He was accompanied by Principal Secretary, PDD, J&K, Rohit Kansal, NHPC CMD Abhay Kumar Singh and Union Additional Secretary Power S K G Rahate.

On the arrival at the dam site in Gurez, the Minister was presented guard of honour by the CISF personal who are guarding the dam site.

During his visit to the 330 MW KGHEPP, the Minister reviewed the generation capacity of the project besides assessing its other relevant aspects. He interacted with the officers who apprised the minister about the power generation capacity, working, implementation of CSR and other related issues.