Deen Dayal Upadhyaya power scheme non-starter in J&K: Rana

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya power scheme non-starter in J&K: Rana

‘PDP-BJP dispensation has failed to initiate even preliminary process’

National Conference provincial president and MLA Nagrota Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday described the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, a scheme envisaged to provide continuous power supply to rural areas, a non-starter. 

“PDP-BJP dispensation has failed to initiate even the preliminary process in this regard. Like every other scheme, the BJP has been creating much hype over development but on ground zero nothing is visible”, Rana said addressing workers at Dansoo, Panwali,Bhatyari and Lower Kathar in Nagrota Assembly Constituency.  

He said by not showing any inclination to implement the DDU Gram Jyoti Yojna, “the present dispensation has negated and put into back burner the already existing rural electrification scheme, which may prove detrimental in achieving the objective of electrifying rural areas.”  

The MLA hit out at PDP-BJP government for its ‘inability” to initiate the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in Jammu and Kashmir, saying this “proves beyond doubt the incompetence and lack of bandwidth of the present dispensation to carry forward so-called developmental agenda in the state.”  

During his day long tour, Rana also took stock of the progress registered on the construction of houses taken up by Tata Trusts in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity India under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme for the poor in Shanoo and Dhansoo villages of Nagrota Assembly Constituency. He was told that the low cost housing units would be ready for occupancy in a month or so.  

Rana expressed satisfaction on the pace of work and hoped that the beneficiaries will not only benefit from technology aimed at reducing the construction costs but also turn out as motivational factors for others to emulate.