Advisor Sharma for speedy implementation of power sector schemes

Advisor K K Sharma charing a meeting on Wednesday.
Advisor K K Sharma charing a meeting on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 26: Advisor to Lt Governor, KK Sharma today directed speedy implementation of various schemes meant for augmentation of power infra with emphasis on increasing the transmission capacities so that uninterrupted supply can be provided to the people.
The Advisor was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the power scenario and implementation of various schemes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Managing Directors Jammu and Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation, Yasha Mudgal and Mohammad Aijaz Development Commissioner Power, Chief Engineers from EMRE Wing, S&O Wing, Project Wing and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
The Advisor had a detailed review of all flagship schemes being executed by the Power Development Department.
Reviewing the progress and the targets, the Advisor directed for speeding up execution of various centrally sponsored schemes maintaining that the officers should hold regular meetings to remove the bottlenecks, if any, so that these are completed within the stipulated timeframe without incurring any cost escalation. “Officers should constitute technical committees at district level to address minor issues concerning the projects and also take up the same with the concerned departments to ensure speedy implementation”, he added.
The Advisor, while discussing augmentation works, creation of new sub-stations, laying of new HT/ LT lines, installation of new Distribution Transformers etc under these centrally sponsored schemes, directed the officers to work hard towards improving power distribution system in the region. He asked the engineers to identify and take up the heavily loaded areas first so as to remove major bottlenecks. He said that we should work collectively for fulfilling the government’s resolve of providing uninterrupted power supply besides electrifying the left over hamlets, if any in the UT.
The Advisor while discussing the dilapidated condition of distribution infrastructure asked the Engineers to identify all worn-out poles and conductors in the region so that sufficient funds are made available to replace the same on a mission mode for creating robust distribution infra.
The meeting reviewed the implementation of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), Saubhagya, Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP).