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Detailed discussions held to take J&K towards healthy and resilient Power Supply System

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a High Level meeting with a team of well-known experts from Power sector and senior officials from Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited to revamp the Power Supply System in J&K, here at Raj Bhavan.

BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance Department; Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department and Information Department and Raja Yaqoob Farooq, MD JKPDCL attended the meeting.

The team of experts from the power sector was led by Chairperson Board of Directors, IIT Bhubaneswar and former Chairman and MD PGCIL, Dr Rajendra Prasad Singh.

The Lt Governor observed that the UT government is committed to the overall development of J&K and will leave no stone unturned to meet the development aspirations of the people of the UT. Dedicated efforts are afoot for improving J&K’s power supply system, he added.

The Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to concentrate on the immediate needs of power supply in the coming summers by giving attention to the maintenance of transmission and distribution networks across the UT.

The high level meeting also discussed a phase-wise plan of action with various immediate, short-term, mid-term and long-term measures to revamp the power sector in J&K.


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