Welcome Move of JK Government on Winter
Jammu and Kashmir especially the Kashmir valley is known for having a very harsh winter . Often power cuts make life of people quite difficult during the winters . Now the latest vision of Jammu and Kashmir Government on smooth power supply in Jammu and Kashmir is a welcome Development .
It is learnt that a vibrant, disruption free winter remains the topmost priority of the government this year. This was stated by the Chief Secretary Dr. Arun K Mehta here recently . He was chairing a meeting to review the power scenario in Kashmir valley.
It was said that the Chief Secretary was apprised about the existing electricity scenario in Kashmir valley, the current energy consumption pattern and future power requirement during the winter season. He was informed that the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation has already touched a peak load of 1653 MW which is nearly 100 MW higher than the peak load of 1546 which was served last year. Similarly, the power supply to the Kashmir valley this year alone had been of the order of 5719.6 million units- an increase of 12% over the previous year.
While acknowledging the efforts of the department, the Chief Secretary also directed the officers to undertake greater efforts to ensure smooth power supply during winters. He directed inspection of all transformers by 30th November 2021 to ensure good health of transformers, besides simultaneously inspecting all HT/LT fuses within 15 days.
Masses are hopeful that Jammu and Kashmir Government would maintain a regular power supply during the upcoming winter season that is just round the corner .In a welcome sign , Dr. Mehta further directed prevention of unscheduled power cuts due to overloading and formulation of proper protocol to manage scheduled power cuts. He also directed the initiation of the IEC campaign for raising awareness on agreemented power load, schedule of electricity cuts and helpline number for complaints.