Omar stresses shorter gestation power projects

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JAMMU, FEB 24 (PTI) Terming electricity deficit asmajor challenge before the state, Jammu and Kashmir ChiefMinister Omar Abdullah today stressed on shorter gestationpower projects to reap the benefits within a minimal time.

"Power deficit is major challange before the state. Wehave started work on various mega, small and micro energyprojects and many more are in the pipeline. But the focusshould be on timely completion of schemes and initiation ofshorter gestation power houses to ensure relief to the peoplein minimum time frame", he said.

Chairing the 61st meeting of Board of Directors ofJammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC)here, the Chief Minister reviewed the status of variousprojects.

The Chief Minister constituted a sub-committee headedby the Chief Secretary and comprising Principal Secretary,Planning, and Commissioner Secretaries of Finance and PowerDepartments to look into the matters pertaining to the earlylaunch of Rs 2113 crore, 450 MW Baglihar-II.

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