Solar energy can be explored to provide affordable power: Dy CM

To match the aspirations of the people regarding good, transparent and accountable governance at their doorstep, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh held public grievance redressal camps at village Lakhri and Billawar here today and listened to the problems and grievances being faced by the people living at remote and far off places.

Exhibiting satisfaction over quantum of development works completed by the present State Coalition Government in the past three years in all the regions, Dr. Singh stated that not only State but Central Government is also providing us helping hand to tread the path of progress in leap and bounds. Talking specifically of Billawar, Dy CM said that road connectivity through PMGSY and CRF schemes have been improved significantly whereas, to revamp PDD scenario the possibility of Solar Power will be explored to the fullest to provide affordable and quality power round the clock.

Dr. Singh further said that the vision of the Prime Minister to provide electricity to every un-electrified household of the country can be realized through Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) scheme by providing power connection at people’s doorstep and the scheme is designed in such a way that the poorest of the poor can afford electricity in their homes.

To mitigate traffic woes in Billawar town and to give alternate approach to Naz ground, Dy CM also laid foundation of road worth Rs. 1 Crore and 15 Lakhs to be executed by J&K Housing Board and will be considered as the 1st phase of ring road from Naz Bridge to Naz ground and further connecting Billawar town.

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