Govt upgrading power infrastructure in Pahalgam: Dy CM

Last Updated: June 30, 2016 at 8:28 am

Srinagar: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today informed the House that Government is upgrading the power infrastructure in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam area under various schemes.

Replying to the question by, Mr Muhammad Altaf Wani, the Deputy Chief Minister said that an amount of Rs 14.3 lakhs have been utilized for the improvement of HT/LT network in Pahalgam constituency. He further said that during 2015-16 Rs 34.36 lakhs have been utilized under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division (Scheme)   (MPLAD) utilized for the improvement of Power Distribution System in the area.

He said the Department is improving and strengthening the existing network from time to time under various programmes.

“An amount of Rs 1 crore per district, annually was released during last three fiscals for improvement of HT/LT lines in the Kashmir valley,’ Dr Singh said.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that on the recommendations of the concerned MLA, the administrative approval and release of the funds for the creation of new sub-station are done by the Deputy Commissioner concerned.  He said that technical sanction for the creation of sub-station is made by the EM&RE wings of the Department on the basis of feasibility.