Delegates suggest ways to upgrade power scenario in JK
2-Day NHP Convention Begins At SKICC
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 11: A two-day National Hydropower Convention on “Harnessing Hydropower in Northern Himalaya-Challenges and Opportunities” with special focus on Jammu and Kashmir was kicked off today at SKICC, here.
The convention is being organized by India Tech Foundation in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department.
Over 200 delegates from across the country associated with the power sector including power developers, experts, policy makers, investors are participating in the convention, an official statement said.
The delegation/speakers at the convention suggested ways to upgrade power scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Secretary Water Resources, Dhruv Vijay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director NHPC Ltd, A B L Srivastava, Principal Secretary Power Development Department, J&K, Sudhanshu Panday, Managing Director JKSPDC, Basharat Ahmed Dhar, Director UJVN Ltd, Sandeep Sanghal, among others were present.
On the first day of the convention, the Union Secretary Water Resources opened panel discussion on the theme.
The speakers stressed the need for unified policy on power management between Ministry of Power and Ministry of Environment.
They also underlined the need for expediting environment forest clearances for development of Hydro Power Projects.
Singh said the issues related to his Ministry would be looked into on priority to facilitate all those interested in developing hydropower in the country, particularly in the Jammu and Kashmir.
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