NC SEEKS PUBLIC COOPERATION
Srinagar, June 22: Day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked people to “start paying more for electricity” his party National Conference urged the masses to support CM’s initiative “to get adequate power supply.”
“The state is struggling to improve the power situation but people have to stop resorting to power thefts and at least pay market price for what they consume,” NC spokesman Tanvir Sadiq said in a statement today.
He said the people shall have to take lead role in helping the government because the Jammu and Kashmir is struggling to improve power generation capacity and make improvements in T&D losses which are over 70 percent-highest in any State.
Almost repeating verbatim what Omar had in his tweets on power situation stated yesterday, Tanvir said: “When you have such a situation where 70% is what you lose due to power theft and T&D losses what can the government do except go for remedial measures, and then unfortunately the consumers face difficulties, while the state provides the cheapest power, people should learn to pay for the power they consume.”
Making an appeal to the Media, prominent citizens, Imams of Mosques, Presidents of associations, drivers, tourism related traders, students, teachers, professors and especially young boys and girls to come forward and educate people about the ill-effects of power theft, Tanvir said; “They should educate people and make sure that no one becomes an impediment in the overall development of the state.
“Omar Abdullah has started revolutionizing the power sector and it has to be a mission and elders in Mosques, Temples, Gurduwaras, Gumpas and Churches should spread the word about it,” he said.
The spokesman said projects, which the State Government is planning to implement during the 12th Five Year Plan under State Sector include 93 Mega Watts Ganderbal, 450 MW Baghliar Stage-II, 37.5 Mega Watts Parnai, 1856 MW Sawalakote, 240 MW Karthai, 250 MW Lower Parnai and 990 MW Karthai-II whileas under Joint Venture, 600 MW Kiru, 520 MW Kawar and 1000 MW Pakal Dul while as under IPP Mode 850 MW Rattle project would be taken up during the period. Similarly, there are plans to construct 10 projects with total capacity of 108 Mega Watts, 10 projects with capacity of 172 MW. Tanvir said “Uri-II and Dulhasti-II are under the Joint Venture mode which would result into 50 per cent share of the State in the power and profit and generate employment for locals.”
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