Rs 48 crore for improvement of transmission system in J

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Srinagar, Oct 4 (UNI) Under Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) and Transmission and Distribution Scheme (T&DS) over Rs 48 crore have been earmarked for improvement of transmission system in the Jammu and Kashmir.

Under RES, six grid stations with a capacity of 220 MVA have so far been developed at Pattan, Kulgam, Kupwara, Sheri and Batote, while one grid station of 20 MVA has been sanctioned for Jurian Jammu.

Nearly 35 on going and new schemes at a cost of Rs 25 crore have been taken up during this financial year in the state under the scheme and Rs 22.34 crore have been spent for completion of various works in the state during 2007-08.

An official spokesman said today that under T&D scheme Rs 23 crore have been earmarked for 2008-09 under state sector for strengthening of power sector, while Rs 31.16 crore have been utilised under the scheme during 2007-08.

In addition two DG sets have been installed at Machil and Keran during 2007-08 to provide electricity to consumers of the border area.

At Rajouri 20 MVA Grid station has been completed during the year while another 20 MVA grid station would be constructed at Draba during current financial year.

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