JK gets Rs 821 cr under RGGVY: Shabir
6.3 MVA Ratnu Chuk Receiving Station Inaugurated
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Jammu, Feb 8: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Surjeet Singh Slathia and Minister of State for Power and CAPD, Shabir Ahmad Khan today inaugurated 6.3 MVA Receiving Station Ratnu Chuk, in Samba, an official statement said.
The Receiving Station completed at a cost of Rs. 155.78 lakh under APDRP, would improve power supply scenario to 15 villages of the area.
Referring to the construction of Ratnu Chuk Receiving Station, Slathia said that this long pending demand of the area has been fulfilled. He said the commissioning of the Receiving Station would improve voltage, and help to check T&D losses.
The Minister of State for Power in his address said that the Government is endeavouring to improve over all power scenario in the State, adding that implementation of various Centre and State Power Reforms Schemes are under way in the State.
Shabir said that a whooping amount of Rs. 821.62 crore is being expended in the state for upgradation of power facilities under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), adding that under the programme all un-electrified villages and hamlets of the State are being provided electricity facility.
He said that so for over Rs. 500 Crore have been spent covering 350 villages and hamlets, while 26313 BPL households have been provided free of cost electric connections under the scheme.
The Minister said that Rs. 35.46 crore are being expended for development of power infrastructure in erstwhile Jammu district under RGGVY, adding that so far Rs. 21.36 crore has been spent on laying of 418 Km’s of high and low transmission lines, besides installing 624 new transformers and providing power connections to 6314 BPL households.He said the power infrastructure is also being upgraded in Birpur and Ratnu Chuk areas.
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