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J-K govt has initiated power sector reforms worth Rs 4,000 cr:

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and Deputy Chief Minister today said the central has launched various schemes to strengthen the power infrastructure in the state worth over Rs 4,000 crore.

Replying to a question raised by Surinder Kumar Choudhary in Legislative Council, Singh informed the House that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,885.02 crore under various centrally sponsored schemes for carrying out power reforms and strengthening sub transmission and distribution network in and during the last three years.

Similarly, an amount of Rs 2,211.01 crore has also been sanctioned for upgradation of in various rural and urban areas of province, he added.

Giving details, the informed that for and Ladakh, Rs 242.20 crore was sanctioned under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Rs 382.72 crore under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram (DDUGJY), Rs 65.71 crore under PMDP-Urban and Rs 594.39 crore under PMDP-Rural.

Similarly, Rs 202.27 crore was sanctioned under IPDS, Rs 233.86crore under DDUGJY, Rs 557.58 crore under PMDP-Urban, Rs 340.32 crore under PMDP-Rural, Rs 775.71 crore under RAPDRP-B and Rs 101.27 crore under RGGVY-II for province.

Singh further saidthat 33.91 km of multi-purpose cable has been laid in under RAPDRP-B, 17.07 km in Anantnag, 1.85 km in Kulgam, 1,141.88 km aerial bunched cables in Jammu province, 31.35 km in Kishtwar, 19.11 km in Doda and 17.87 km in Bhaderwah town to minimise Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses.

Legislators Firdous Ahmad Tak, and Vibod Gupta also raised supplementary questions related to the main question.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:51 IST