Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday inaugurated 22 Power transmission & distribution projects costing Rs. 216 Cr at Samba.
The Lt Governor said that the J&K’s power infrastructure, which remained dilapidated for the last several decades, is being transformed at a fast pace.
He said that today’s development represents a giant stride in capacity augmentation and improvement in power supply to consumers of Jammu, Samba, Hiranagar, Kathua, Udhampur and adjoining areas.
“The new power projects will meet the power supply demand of the citizens as well as the industrial sector,” he said.
He said that the occasion as historic for the people of Samba, the Lt Governor said that the Samba district has also received a dedicated grid station after a long wait of 15 years.
“We are firm in our resolve for practical, pragmatic and viable solution to strengthen power infrastructure in every district of J&K UT,” LG said.
He said that to address the current power deficit and to meet the needs of our expanding economy, the government is upgrading transmission and distribution infrastructure that will also enable us to generate productive employment opportunities for youth.
The Lt Governor expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Union Power Minister for their continuous support in strengthening the power sector in J&K.
“The upcoming Rs 12,922 cr power sector project for the UT will increase the total availability of electricity in the system, especially for the household, industries and agriculture sector.”
The Lt Governor said that Jammu & Kashmir, under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is moving towards fulfilling the dream of a better life for every citizen.
“We are working on an unprecedented scale in building new infrastructure and improving the facilities available to the citizens,” LG said.
“Government will not rest till J&K truly becomes one of the country’s best developed regions, which the entire nation can be proud of.”
LG congratulated the officials of Power Development Department, the people of Samba and the adjoining areas on the commissioning of new power projects.
Moreover, 18 power distribution projects (11 in Samba and 7 in Kathua) costing Rs 63 cr under various centrally sponsored schemes including 66/11 KV 33/11 KV Substations and installation of additional power transformers were also e-inaugurated on the occasion.
The projects will improve the Power Supply and reduce the transmission losses, it was informed.