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Rs 527 crores investment for rural distribution of power on cards in J&K

Last Updated on June 5, 2021 at 6:54 pm

Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal today chaired a meeting to review the progress on the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) of Power Department in Jammu and Kashmir.

Managing Director of Kashmir/Jammu Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL/JPDCL), Chief Engineers of Distribution Kashmir/Jammu, Chief Engineers of Projects Kashmir/Jammu, Director Finance PDD, DG Planning PDD, Heads of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) and other concerned attended the meeting in person and through virtual mode.

The Principal Secretary reviewed district-wise and circle-wise financial and physical status of the ongoing works under different CSS being executed by different agencies in various districts and circles of the Union Territory.

At the outset, Chief Engineer Projects gave a detailed presentation about the status of projects with respect of targets and achievements of the works being executed through different agencies under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, (DDUGY), PMDP, RAPDRP, RGGVY, IPDS and other schemes undertaken in PDD sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Principal Secretary was informed that for distribution projects being executed circle-wise and district-wise under CSS Rs. 1576.96 crores have been sanctioned for rural system strengthening projects while Rs. 1538.98 crores have been sanctioned for projects in urban areas. These include projects under Flagship CSS such as DDUGJY and IPDS and also special support to J&K under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP). These projects include creation of substations, augmentation of existing stations as well as strengthening of other infrastructure, new HT lines, AB cabling and other improvements.