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Jammu & Kashmir government to purchase additional power for Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to purchase additional power from the central government to meet the electricity demands in the Kashmir Valley.

“Jammu and Kashmir government will purchase an additional 60 megawatt power and supply it to the Valley for improving the power supply situation there,” an official spokesman said.

He said the decision was taken in a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, to review the current power situation in the Valley.

“During the meeting, the chief minister instructed that efforts should be made to reduce power curtailment and cuts in all parts of the Valley, especially during the current winter months,” he said.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, who holds the power portfolio, Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu, and Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Sandeep Naik.

The Chief Minister also sought a comprehensive presentation on power sector in the state detailing ongoing and future projects, transmission and distribution scenario, up-gradation process, and proposed reforms. (Agencies)

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