JAMMU, Apr 20: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers to ensure that the prestigious Leh transmission line is completed within the stipulated time frame as it forms an important parameter of improving the transmission and distribution of electricity in the region.
The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with a delegation of the Leh Councilors led by the Minister for Co-operatives, Tsering Dorjay and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Dr Sonam Dawa who raised several important issues related to Leh region.
Commissioner/ Secretary Power Development Depart-ment, Dheeraj Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Leh and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government has undertaken several measures for ensuring that the power infra gets augmented in the hilly districts of the Ladakh region, so that the people living in these areas get the requisite amount of electric power. He said that the process of implementation of these flag ship initiatives should be properly monitored and the local representatives of the areas should also be involved in the formulation and execution part of these.
Dr Singh said that the Government contemplates to undertake the electrification of the all un-electrified habitations of the region as early as possible. He said that under DDUGJY all villages are to be given the facility of the electric power within the earliest possible time.
The Deputy Chief Minister also discussed the initiatives being taken under the rural development sector in Leh.
Dr Singh asked the officers of the RDD to find out a viable solution by which the CD block be established at Rongi Himaya instead of Chumathang, so that the long pending demand of the people of the area is acceded to.