Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for timely completion of power projects, and up to the mark distribution system in the state
to ensure efficient supply of energy to consumers.
"Pace of progress on each project being executed by the Power development corporation (PDC) and NHPC should be regularly monitored by the concerned (agencies)," Omar said, while reviewing progress of Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) at a high level meeting last evening.
The Chief Minister fixed fortnightly targets for the division level monitoring committees and monthly progress analysis by the district level committees.
Omar said, the RGGVY aims at electrification of un-electrified and de-electrified villages and hamlets, and providing free of cost power connection to Below Poverty Line families in rural areas.
"It can prove highly beneficial for the up gradation and construction of energy efficient power distribution network in the State," he said.
The Chief Minister asked, the executing agencies to gear up at all levels and redraft their working schedule by fixing fortnightly and monthly targets of physical achievements, in line with the targets identified for the completion of the
projects as a whole.
"This will help you in a big way to move fast and achieve the targets within the fixed time frame," he added. The Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department, Basharat Ahmad Dhar stated in a presentation that under the centrally funded RGGVY, 14 projects of construction of receiving stations, 66KV, 33KV and 11KV transmission lines and installation of distribution transformers are under various stages of execution in the State.
He said, NHPC is executing these projects in Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Srinagar, Budgam, Leh and Kargil, while PDC is doing Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Anantnag.
Dhar said, the cumulative expenditure on these projects, which have been launched on different dates, is over 536.55 crore by the end of July 2011.