Powers cuts were only known in Kashmir during winters, but now Valley along with Jammu region has been witnessing the cuts even during the summer now. In Jammu region especially in the city, soon after the darbar move, people have complained that there are frequent power cuts which are resulting in lot of hardships to the common people including for getting drinking water. Jammu region is reeling under power breakdowns and water shortage with authorities only assuring that they will streamline the system.
In this direction Advisor to Governor recently to ensure that the consumers of Jammu region get adequate power supply especially in view of the prevailing hot spell. To overcome the hardships faced by people due to power shortage in hot summer days in Jammu, the Advisor directed PDD to ensure adequate availability and strict adherence to power cut schedule so that consumers do not face any inconvenience on this account.
Advisor to Governor also directed the PHE department to evolve an effective mechanism to ensure that people of the region get adequate water supply especially in present summer days.
The Advisor had a detailed review of functioning of PHE and I&FC department in all the districts and asked the concerned officers to take proactive measures towards resolving people’s issues concerning their respective wings.
He asked the department to address issues of the public as and when they prop up. He asked the concerned department to provide water through tankers in the water scarce areas to meet the shortage. The Advisor also made a fervent appeal to the people to make judicious use of water as its wastage and misuse will ultimately affect their lives. He asked the consumers to pay their water bills in time.