The turnaround in the power transmission and distribution sector in the past one year in Jammu and Kashmir has helped in achieving reliable, quality, and sustainable electricity supply, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday as he dedicated seven power infrastructure projects worth Rs 10.11 crore to the public.
The new projects inaugurated by Sinha target four districts of the Kashmir Valley – Pulwama, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Budgam – and would benefit 30,400 households.
Speaking on the occasion, Sinha said the UT’s power sector had not seen any development for the past three decades, and further strengthening of the infrastructure will help the government’s aim of providing uninterrupted supply to households even in the rural areas.
“The turnaround in the power transmission and distribution sector in the past one year in Jammu & Kashmir has helped in achieving reliable, quality, and sustainable electricity supply,” he said.
The lieutenant governor (L-G) said that hardly any work was done in the past three decades to strengthen the power infrastructure in the J&K UT and the administration inherited a plethora of problems confronting the power generation, transmission, and distribution sectors.