Omar demands 25 pc free power for JK from central generating units
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New Delhi, Oct 30: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today emphasized that the quantum of free power to J&K should be a minimum of 25 per cent against present 12 per cent.
The Chief Minister highlighted that the huge power deficit the state suffers particularly during winter when discharge of all rivers in the state dwindles sharply.
“Even after enforcing huge power curtailments, the State Government is not in a position to meet the restricted demand, thereby, causing immense inconvenience to the people during the harsh winter,” he said
“The state government has been for long making a demand for enhancement of the quantum of free power (Home State share) available to it from Central Generating Stations set up within the State,” he said, adding that the quantum of free power to J&K should be a minimum of 25 per cent against present 12 per cent..
The CM was addressing a meeting of Group of Ministers for Power of different states of the country here. Union Minister of Power, Sushil Kumar Shinde was present in the meeting.
The Chief Minister said non-availability of adequate power has also proved to be a serious impediment in the State achieving its full potential of economic development.”
The Chief Minister said the state is on a fast-track of reforms in the Power sector including restructuring of the Power Development Department.
He said the government needs continuous and timely support from Government of India and the Prime Minister’s Office to achieve its objectives in energy sector.
“I am sure that with such support, we shall be jointly able to realise our goals in power sector which is a key sector for growth and development of the State,” he added.
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