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  • SAUBHAGYA to be completed ahead of targeted time

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today said the government is committed to ensure that every household in the state is provided with power supply and in this regard, the left out 102 villages have been electrified keeping in view the commitment made by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The Deputy CM was interacting with a section of media to announce electrification of 102 unelectrified villages of the state spread over eight districts including Reasi, Rajouri, Ramban, Kishtwar, Kupwara, Bandipora, Leh and Kargil. The work has been executed by Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department in 84 villages whereas PGCIL in 18 villages for which the total cost has been Rs 98.29 crore.

 

He said that the efforts by the Ministry of Defence deserves special mention as it provided 19 special sorties to drop the material for the 53 off grid villages in Leh, Kargil and Kishtwar. He also thanked Union Ministry of Power for supporting the endeavors of the state by approving a separate proposal amounting to Rs 63.66 crore for undertaking 53 unelectrified villages on the off grid solar mode.

 

He informed that JKSPDC was appointed as project implementing agency and REC PDCL as Project Management Agency and the work was done with active collaboration of IIT Chennai. Dr Singh further said the government is taking all the necessary measures to ensure that the initiatives taken in the power sector are completed within the stipulated time. He said that the necessary mechanism has already been put in place to ensure 24x7 uninterrupted power supply to the people.

 

The Deputy CM further said that every possible effort would be made to ensure that the scheme SAUBHAGYA, aimed at providing electric connections to the households would be completed before its targeted time. He said that the mechanism has been put in place which would be ensuring that it is completed fully in the state by December 2018 instead of the targeted 2019.

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  • Governor commends JAKEDA

JAMMU: With the help of Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency a 83 KW Rooftop Solar Power Plant has been installed on theroof tops of buildings in Raj Bhavan Jammu. This Solar Power Plant uses modules explicitly manufactured in India and thus promotes the “Make in India” movement. The 83 KW Solar Rooftop Plant utilised 252 Wp PV Solar (330) modules, one 50 KW Inverter and one 33 KW Inverter. This Plant will generate an average of 1,24,000 units per year and will save Rs. 6.20 lacs per year. This project was executed by JAKDA within a record time of 7 days.

 

Governor has conveyed his high appreciation to CEO, JAKEDA for the exceptional speed of implementation of the Solar Plant and has requested the Agency to install a similar plant at Raj Bhavan Srinagar. Governor has stressed that the maximum possible use of renewable energy is an imperative, particularly in J&K. He observed that use of Solar energy shall not only reduce the power bill in cash strapped J&K but also save and protect the environment from pollution. 

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  • Urges Civil Society to take care of families of soldiers

JAMMU: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the “Chuni Lal Bhawan” at the Rajya Sainik Board office complex, Ambphalla, Jammu. This Sainik Bhawan has been constructed at a cost of about Rs 2.63 crore with equal support from the Central and the State Governments. He dedicated this complex as a lodging facility for use by ex-Servicemen. Governor  complimented Brigadier Harcharan Singh (Retd.), Director Rajya Sainik Board, on the completion of the Sainik Bhawan and observed that more such facilities should be created for the convenience of ex-Servicemen and their families. He stressed that the momentum gained with the completion of this project should be sustained for promoting welfare of the ex-Servicemen and their families.

 

 Governor observed that all efforts are being made to address the concerns of non-pensioner widows. To actively contribute in all possible ways, Governor observed that it is the duty of the civil society to come forward for supporting the families of soldiers who are ever ready to sacrifice their lives for the safety and security of the country. Governor presented Certificates of Appreciation to Smt. Chinta Devi, and Smt. Surinder Kour, and Ms. Sonam, Col Raksh Goel, Col Vijay Yadav, Hav. Rashid War, the representatives of Phonix Academy, donors of financial help for non pensioner widows, Col V. Sahi and Col. Shamlal Dogra for providing voluntary SSB coaching to children. He also presented one time incentive cheques to 10 Non pensioner widows. Brigadier Harcharan Singh (Retd.), Director Rajya Sainik Board; Capt. Bana Singh; Sh. Vikram Randhawa, MLC; Sh. R.S. Chib, former Minister; Brigadier (Retd.) Langeh, former Director Rajya Sainik Board were among those dignitaries present on the occasion.

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