x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Gas tanker turns turtle, one killed in Samba | Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama | Encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in Pulwama | Will J&K Govt revoke SRO-202? | Ghar Wapsi delayed: Omar Abdullah to extend Delhi visit | CLUJ’s hasty decision leaves students high and dry | Omar chides Apni Party leaders for “grand oath taking” event | Dead people continue to test positive for Corona Virus, two more cases reported | COVID -19 and Depression free Senior Citizens | Indo-China border management: Well established protocols should be abided with | BEYOND COVID-19: THE NEW NORMAL | Adding ‘value’ to environment care | New leaders, new ways | NMC all praise for Corona Warriors | Groupism plaguing bureaucracy in J&K, alleges JKAP | 100 percent enrolment, quality education our motto: Saugat Biswas | Indus water treaty should be canceled: Vikrant Kapoor | Thermal screening drive held in Ware House | Decision to open schools too early, measures too little: Suri | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Revenue officials facilitate encroachment of forest land, issue ‘fraudulent’ documents | Timber smuggling mystery: Range Officer gets transfer order rescinded within an hour | MD- JPDCL reviews revenue realization, status of CSS projects | COVID-19 affect: Kathua police hide, reveal facts to suit its story of arresting “Drug Mafia leader” | Front-line warriors too fall victim to COVID-19, Kashmir’s leading pulmonologist also tested positive | On duty doctor left in emergency, puts pregnant patient to risk: DC orders enquiry | Sunderbani Admin takes issue of two COVID-19 positive cases lightly | PMGSY fails to construct road, bridge over nallah in Muqamipeeran Uri | Covid- 19: Swab samples of 3 people who die in J&K, Ladakh test positive | Contact tracking continues in Kishtwar, hundreds put under quarantine | Rana counsels caution on reopening of schools in J&K | Parents file online petition against reopening of schools | International flight from Muscat arrives at Srinagar with 157 passengers | Balakote sans communication facility | First Covid-19 death reported in Ladakh, former MPs sample returns positive | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,06,102 stranded JK residents; 74,316 via Lakhanpur, 31786 through special trains | Dharmarth Trust cancels Sudhmahadev Mela amid lockdown restrictions | 2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama | ACB issues lookout notice for former Chairman J&K SCBL | Lt Governor reviews roadmap of JU, SMVDU for revival of academic activities | Drug peddler held in Jammu | Sarpanch alleges swindling in PMAY cases | MGNREGA supporting staff demands revocation of performance based extension order | Decision to open schools too early, measures too little: Suri | BJP SC Morcha nominates office bearers for RS Pura | Govt approves Media Policy-2020 for effective communication & public outreach | BJP to organize Digital Rallies in J&K: Ravinder Raina | JMC conducts drive against polythene, imposes fine on defaulters | AIJMS delegation calls on Director Agri, projects farmers’ issues | MP Manhas donated hundred PPE Kits at SMGS Hospital | AAA joins call of SSSS, holds protest to highlight grievances of Artists | DC Jammu launches Passenger Registration System, SMS Services to facilitate travellers | Private transporters go on hunger strike, demand relief package | Back Issues  
 
news details
JK’s power woes to end by 2020: Advisor Sharma
Massive infrastructure upgradation on to augment electricity supply
12/1/2018 7:02:53 PM


SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 01: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma on Saturday said the power crisis in J&K would be overcome to a large extent by 2020 as massive infrastructure upgradation is going on in this key sector.

Taking a comprehensive review of the of power sector at a high-level meeting here today, Sharma asked the Power Development Department to ensure completion of all the infrastructure upgradation projects within the set timeframe so that their benefits reach the people at the earliest. He said availability of assured electricity is one of the major concerns of the people in Kashmir especially during harsh winters. “When I was appointed Advisor recently, the main concern Governor expressed to me was to look into the power crisis in the State, and I am trying my best to mobilize the officials and the concerned wings of the department to expedite the augmentation projects,” he said.

Sharma said time has also come when the State would also look into the possibilities of using the solar and other renewable energies to tide over the power crisis across the State.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary PDD Hirdesh Kumar, Development Commissioner Power, and Chief Engineer EM&RE, Chief Engineer S&O, and Chief Engineer Projects along with other concerned officers.

Sharma said the one of the key projects nearing completion is Alasteng Grid Station which would go a long way in augmenting the power scenario in the Valley. He said the Grid station was being constructed at a cost of around Rs 109 crore and so far around Rs 81 crore has been spent on its construction.

During the meeting, Chief Engineer, PDD, Hashmat Qazi briefed the Advisor about the overall functioning of the department. He informed the Advisor that the distribution infrastructure is manned and operated by around 9109 employees of various cadres as against the sanctioned strength of the 11563. He informed that the electric maintenance and Rural Electrification Wing (EMRE) Kashmir was a sole entity for maintenance and operations of the power system below 33 KV level in Kashmir. He further said that EM&RE wing caters to diverse mix of around 9.65 lakh consumers of various categories—having aggregate registered load of 1332.04 MV.

The Advisor was informed that in order to cater to the registered demand of the consumers, EMRE has a network infrastructure both at 33/11 KV level as well as 11/0.4KV level in far-flung areas where grid connectivity hasn’t been extended till date. “For instance, in Machil, Gurez, the power supply is provided by DG sets,” Qazi said.

The Advisor was informed out of total 965239 consumers, 399693 consumers fall under metered category. The officials informed the meeting that during summers, PDD supplies 24X7, electricity to consumers without any curtailment. They said with the change in the climate, the department faces the challenges of supplying increased load which used to increase gradually from autumn and peaked during winter. However, they informed that this year the valley witnessed snowfall in November for the first time since 2009—resulting in abrupt surge in demand. The meeting was also informed about the current curtailment schedule implemented in the valley.

Regarding the transformer outage and status, the Advisor directed the officials to work out the modalities to reinstall the transformers within stipulated time. He directed officials that the areas shouldn’t be without electricity for a week. The Advisor was informed that there are 26858 transformers across the valley. He directed the officers go for creation of buffer stock of power transformers and also ensure the clearance of liabilities of SSI units.

The Advisor directed the officials to do regular inspection of consumers and prevent illegal use of power.

During the meeting the status of the works under centrally sponsored schemes was also discussed threadbare. He said government would put in place an appropriate mechanism to regularly monitor progress on execution of such projects.

“We need to ensure that we work in close coordination. Officials must go on TV, use Radio and use mass media to educate consumers about drawbacks of power pilferage,” the Advisor said.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU