Clearly contradicting the PDP-BJP government’s ‘agenda of alliance’, the government of India on Tuesday ruled out return of power projects to Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will trigger similar demands from other states.
Talking to Greater Kashmir on the sidelines of a meeting here, union power minister RK Singh said these projects don’t belong to anyone but the entire country. “In Uttar Pradesh, we have the projects run by the National Thermal Power Corporation. I can’t transfer these projects to Uttar Pradesh because they are not for one state, but all states. Similarly the National Hydel Power Corporation projects set up with the government of India’s money here don’t give power to the state (J&K) only, but every state gets a share of energy from these projects,” he told Greater Kashmir in the exclusive chat. Read More…
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