The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday reiterated its demand over the return of the power projects from the power giant NHPC, stating that it is rigorously pursuing the matter with the Government of India.
Minister for Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs in state’s present coalition told Kashmir News Service that the matter pertaining to the return of the power projects from NHPC is under discussion with the Government of India and a breakthrough in this regard is expected to be witnessed soon. “As far as the state government is concerned, it is actively pursuing the matter related to the return of power projects. The issue is very much part of the agenda of alliance that we drafted with the BJP ahead of forming the government in the state,” Veeri told KNS.
The PDP veteran added that there have been confabulations held in this regard in the past as well and that the PDP government has prioritised the issues that it promised to resolve ahead of the government formation. “Sustainable development and long lasting peace is among the core agendas of the government besides pursuing the matter related to the return of the power projects from NHPC,” the revenue minister said.
Pertinently, from the power giant NHPC the state purchases power worth billions of rupees and despite having the potential of generating 30,000 MW of power, 25 per cent of state’s population, as per figures, is without electricity. Read More…
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