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Power Crisis in Jammu and Kashmir: Opposition attacks Govt as people suffer from heatwave

Power Development Department

 Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today came down heavily on the  administration for the worst power crisis and warned the J&K government to take immediate steps to improve the situation before it goes out of control.

Addressing a joint Press Conference at Party HQ Jammu PCC Working President Raman Bhalla, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, Treasurer Rajnisah Sharma, General Secretary Th. Manmohan Singh, Spokesperson Sahil Sharma, the JKPCC leaders came down heavily on the Govt for its failure to cope up with the situation of power crisis for the past several days in entire Jammu and Kashmir, while situation is worst in the hot Jammu Region.

Sharma said that this kind of situation is unprecedented and never witnessed in the past, as the Govt. is able to make available of around 50% of the requirement of power as against requirement of 1300 MW only 600 to 700 MW is being available to Jammu region while 1000 to 900 MW against 1700 MW, requirement of  power in Kashmir region.

“It is admitted fact that power consumption is less in Jammu region while it provided  more revenue to the governments. At present Jammu region is facing scorching heat and worst affected due to power short fall while in winter it will be worst for Kashmir. The Govt. has totally failed  to improve the situation since it is just beginning of the hot summer in Jammu and power crisis has been the worst and this has badly affected the water supply system especially in rural belt of Jammu region, due prolonged 12 to 14 hours power cuts while in rural areas it is more worst” he said.

Even the hotel owners across Jammu and Kashmir are asking the administration to provide relief from severe heat wave by providing electricity.

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