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REC removes Chinese firm from J&K Smart Meter project over Ladakh impasse

The project costing Rs 125-crore was awarded by RECPDCL, an arm of Rural Electrification Corporation under the ministry of power, in September 2019

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Shreya Jai New Delhi
Government agency REC Power Distribution Corporation (RECPDCL) has removed a Chinese company from the smart meter project in the Jammu and Kashmir region.

This comes amidst heightened tension between the two countries post the clash in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh. Last week, the government had restricted Chinese companies from participating in bids for government procurement without approval from relevant authorities on the ground of defence and national security.

The Rs 125-crore project was awarded by RECPDCL, an arm of the Rural Electrification Corporation under the ministry of power, in September 2019. The project entails setting up 100,000 smart meters

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First Published: Jul 30 2020 | 3:59 PM IST

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