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Rs 265.70 crore being spend on electricity in south Kashmir

Written by: Staff
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Srinagar, May 16 (UNI) As a art of the Centre several sponsored schemes, the Jammu and Kashmir government is spending Rs 265.70 crore to improve supply of electricity in south Kashmir, an official spokesman said.

He said the 40 MVA and 50 MVA Grid Stations at Kulgam and Mattan are nearing completion at an estimated cost of Rs 26.45 crore. On completion, these stations would benefit 70,000 consumers of 120 villages of the twin districts of Pulwama and Anantnag.

He said this information was given by the Minister of Power, Nawang Rigzin Jora at a meeting held at Anantnag today.

The meeting was told that under Prime Minister's Economic package, work is apace at 300 MVA Mirbazar, 50 MVA Larkipora and 50 MVA Shopian grid stations with an expenditure of Rs 81.81 crore.

The laying of 220 KV Zainakot-Alasteing- Mirbazar, 132 KV Larkipora and 132 KV Lassipora-Shopian transmission lines is currently going on at an estimated cost of Rs 131.66 crore. Of this, Rs 19.80 crore have already been utilied for the purpose till March last.

It was given out that under ADRP, Rs 25.78 crore have been spent on upgrading of the distribution system in Anantnag and Pulwama.

Seven Receiving Stations have been upgraded while work is in full swing on another 14 such stations.

He told that about 200 new distribution sub-stations have been created while 250 such stations are under progress.

Revenue of Rs 38.66 crore was realised from consumers as power tariff in these districts during last fiscal year.

Addressing the meeting, the Minister asked the engineers to redouble their efforts for improving power distribution and to take measures for expediting the installation of meters.

UNI BAS CS KN1526

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