Srinagar: Despite the recent events that happened in the Kashmir Valley, there is a piece of good news for the residents of Jammu and Srinagar. The government has announced that citizens will get uninterrupted power supply during winters. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik announced this while laying the foundation for 20 power projects in Kashmir and Ladakh, and inaugurating 15 new power projects.
Minister of State (Power and Skill Development) RK Singh, addressing the function, said that efforts are underway to ensure better power supply in the coming winter than the last ones. “The goal is to provide 24-hour supply to all Indian citizens, including J&K and Ladakh. My officers and I will spend some time in December and January in Jammu and Kashmir,” said Singh.
Governor Malik stated that thanks to Singh’s intervention, the power supply to Nobra from Ladakh would be completed in 18 months against three years.
The minister also said that J&K and Ladakh have the potential to be self-sufficient and export electricity to other states as well. He noted that this would increase the per capita income of the state manifold, similar to Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and neighbouring Nepal.