PDP concerned over power shortage in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 4: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a partner in the coalition government in the Jammu and Kashmir, has expressed concern over the shortage of electricity and essential commodities in the valley.

''People hardly find any LPG cylinders, kerosene oil, vegetables and mutton available in the market'', PDP general secretary Nizam-u- Din Bhat said in a statement here today.

He said the authorities should make sure that these essential commodities are easily available to people in the valley, where snowfall and severe cold due to below freezing temperature had affected normal life.

Mr Bhat, also expressed concerned over shortage of electricity, non functional of telecommunication services in valley Asking the government to ensure minimum power curtailment especially in remote areas where people have seen no electricity for past couple of days, he said.

He urged the government to ensure that there is no shortage of essential commodities including petroleum products.

Mr Bhat said the telecommunication service in the valley has become almost non-functional.

He also asked the government to adjust ITI electricians under various centrally sponsored schemes.

''As funds are available to the government, the unemployed ITI electricians should be adjusted on need basis,'' Bhat said.


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