In order to make Jammu and Kashmir self-sufficient in power generation, the central government has been funding in a massive manner to complete such projects.
These mega power projects will not only provide employment opportunities to local youth but also uninterrupted power supply for industrial growth.
Recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that power generation, transmission and distribution sectors are being strengthened and modernized to provide quality and reliable power supply to the people.
Power supply needs of the people have been neglected for seven decades. Despite having the capacity to generate 20,000 MW hydropower, only 3500 MW of electricity was harnessed in 70 years. Now, the generation capacity is set to be doubled in the next four years.
J&K is on its way to become Power Surplus from Power Deficit through better use of resources, vision and planning. We are finding permanent solutions to all those problems which are hindering the progress of the energy sector, besides upgrading and improving the power infrastructure to ensure energy security for people.
He said that J&K fares better than many States/ UTs in terms of power supply to industries. The UT administration was able to achieve the capacity augmentation of up to 231.5 MVA till December 2021, but in the last three months, it has been increased to 601.5 MVA, which has strengthened the power system in the industrial areas of Jammu, Samba and Ghatti.