Power projects to give jobs to unemployed: Saroori

Excelsior Correspondent
KISHTWAR, Aug 22: A meeting of Power Development Corporation (PDC) was held under the chairmanship of Senior Congress leader and MLA Inderwal, G M Saroori today at his residence.
Threadbare discussion was held on working of 48 MW Lower Kalnai I and 21 MW Patnazi HEP.
Among others Superintendent Engineer Sagh Kumar, Executive Engineer R K Raina, Assistant Executive Engineer Qazi Saqib, Project Manager Sajay Law, Junior Engineer Irshad Ahmed were present in the meeting.
Saroori said all the submerged affected areas need immediate attention so that the further erosion of land and loss of property could be minimized. He stressed for early compensation to 11 Kanal and 4 Marlas to the resident of Kalnai Loopa and directed the officers to change the road alignment so that the affected people won’t face hardship. He pressed for early disposal of all the matters and address the problem being faced by people. He also directed for early start of construction work on Sharekh to Naga up-to Burdhar road so that people of the area get benefited.
The MLA was informed by the officials of PDC that on Public Private Partnership (PPP) Emergo India Ltd. got the tender of 21 MW Patnazi power project and they have started drilling work on the said project. They also said that JKPCC has not yet released the funds for 65 meter long steel bridge which is under construction over Kalgoni Nallah near Loopa, at a cost of Rs. 5.41 crore.
Saroori appealed the educated youth to develop a technical hand to avail job opportunities in power projects and has stressed for employing the local skilled and unskilled workers at suitable posts in lower Kalnai I and Patnazi Hydel Power Projects.


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