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LG meets Union Power Minister, requests higher power allocation to J&K

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today held a meeting with Union Minister of Power and NRE R.K. Singh in Delhi and discussed the electric power scenario of Jammu and Kashmir with him.

Giving details, an official spokesman, in a communique issued here said that Power Secretary, Alok Kumar and other senior officials of the Ministry of Power and New & Renewable Energy were also present. Various measures required to ensure uninterrupted power supply and improve power infrastructure in the Union Territory of J&K were discussed.

“LG requested higher power allocation to J&K and the Union Minister assured to examine this request and take early action,” said the spokesman.

He said that LG also shared the efforts of the UT Government toward building up transmission and distribution infrastructure and steps taken to reduce the AT&C losses and improving the quality and reliability of power supply to the people.

“Union Minister assured that the ministry will extend all possible assistance to ensure adequate availability of resources,” the spokesman added.

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