New Delhi: MP Rajya Sabha Er Gulam Ali Khatana today raised the issue of urgent public Importance in the House on implementation of Power projects in Transmission Sector in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir here.
Er Gulam Ali Khatana in his statement during special mention thanked the Government of India & RK Singh, Minister for Power, for his personal intervention in the improvement of power sector in J&K.
He said, It’s because of PM’s special focus, the Hydroelectric projects like Kiru-Kawar, Pakkal-Dul & Rattle on the Chenab basin, with a combined capacity of around 3000 Mega Watt, are in the process of execution. This capacity is equivalent to the capacity addition in J&K for last 75 years.
He further said that the GoI has also been generous towards implementation of Transmission and Distribution projects in the UT under various centrally sponsored schemes the fruits of which have already beginning to be felt.
To anchor the gains achieved in this sector the GoI has already granted technical sanction for a transmission plan for J&K costing around Rs. 4971 crores vide letter no. CEA-PS-11-22(15)/1/2018-PSPA-1 Division –Part (1) dtd 18.06.2021. Implementation of this plan within next 2 to 3 years is very essential to ensure that quality power 24x7 is available to the people of J&K.