The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to educate the common masses about the use of electricity in a proper manner. In this direction recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has asked his administration to run sustained campaigns to raise awareness of people about judicious use of electric appliances.
He said that losses incurred on power purchase should optimally be utilized in the creation of Jobs for youth.
He asked the department to formulate a plan to bring AT&C losses down to 20%.
He impressed upon the officers of the Power Development Department (PDD) to run a large scale campaign to make people aware about the judicious use of electric appliances.
He enjoined upon them to make the masses fully acquainted about the consumption of electricity by different electric appliances like ACs, Water Heaters, Room Heaters and others so that they become aware about costs and use these gadgets judiciously. He asked them to use the power of our youth in changing the attitude of people by making them champions of change in the society.
He stated that losses suffered on power purchases exceed more than Rs 3500 Crore annually with previous liabilities piling up by each passing year. He reiterated that these resources belong to our people and should optimally be utilized in creation of jobs for youth or other welfare measures for the people of J&K. He observed that people should be sensitized about the same through massive outreach campaigns and this gap in power purchase and revenue realization should be minimized for the general good of masses particularly the educated youth of the UT.