J&K does not produce sufficient electricity: Omar
Jammu and Kashmir is unable to meet the growing demand of electricity in the state, CM Omar Abdullah said.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is unable to
meet the growing demand of electricity in the state, Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday.
"We don`t produce nearly as much power as we need.
It`s a misconception to believe that we do," the Chief
Minister tweeted today.
Abdullah, who is the latest twitterati politician, was
responding to a Dubai based Kashmiri who had blamed the state
for not fulfilling the growing power demand.
"What a pity that there is a deficit, when we can and
do produce enough power," the Dubai-based Kashmiri had said.
Even as the peak demand of the state has grown from
1706 MW in 2004-2005 to 2425 MW in 2010-2011, peak deficit for
the same period has increased from 20.87 per cent to 38.47 per
cent, Abdullah said.
The Chief Minister, who had earlier assured of
reviewing the state Power Development Department, blamed the
fixed rates of power for being a major reason for the deficit.
Metering and computerized billing can be a solution to
meet the deficit, he later tweeted.