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Despite vast resources far flung areas plunged into darkness; many villages without drinking water
1/22/2021 12:05:32 AM
S Tahir-ul Haq
Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Jan 21: Despite having sufficient resources scores of far flung villages are without power supply during these harsh wintering months.
Abdul Salam from Chowkibal-Kupwara telephoned early times and said that their area is facing unscheduled power supply from past various weeks. “One fails to understand why far flung areas remain without power supply during winter. We always witness unscheduled power cuts when it was need of the hour for every household in far flung areas, said a local resident of Chowkibal,” said a resident.
Local residents from various border areas of Kupwara district said that there are always power cuts inevitably that grow longer every winter since the power deficiency in J&K doesn’t seem to improve and despite that they are paying regular power tariffs.
“Right from the very beginning of December when harsh winter gets started, the unscheduled and prolonged power cuts become an unwritten rule for everyone especially for the inhabitants of rural and far flung areas, both in non-metered and metered areas,” said locals of Keran, Karnah, Tangdar and Chowkibal.
A group of locals from Papchan Bandipora also informed ET and said that, people living in rural areas are compelled to arrange for alternate sources of illumination since they are facing the worst power crisis. We always face low voltage and erratic power supply, people living in rural and far-flung areas were left without electricity and perhaps this is the worst problem that we are facing in Kashmir, said people of Bandipora.
They also said that, there is no power schedule that is being followed on ground and even metered areas are facing long and unscheduled power cuts much to the annoyance of the public.
Despite having great resources and power capacity that is being produced from Kashmir like we have Uri-1 that has the capacity of 480 mega watts, Uri-ii has 420 mega watts, Lower Jhelum has 105 mega watts capacity beside other small power projects that produced electricity for other states and our union territory remains without its benefit, said local residents of Bandipora.
However Nisar Ahmad from Gogaldara Tangmarag said that, apart from electricity there are some other problems like this year Kashmir faces the harshest chillai kalan and they are facing other problems besides no power supply and that is frozen taps and overhead water tanks have plunged the region into a water crisis.
Another inhabitant Bashir Ahmad said like past the water supply lines have frozen as the region has been witnessing sub-zero temperatures with mercury dipping with each passing day. For the past one week, we are facing a water crisis as the pipes supplying water to various areas have frozen and Jal Shakti department should find some other options to restore the water supply as both electricity and water supply is very important for survival here, said resident of Tangmarg area of Gulmarg division.
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