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Advisor Baseer Khan reviews power scenario in Jammu division

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Jammu: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review power scenario in Jammu division and implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes under JPDCL projects.
The meeting was attended by Secretary PDD, M Raju, MD JPDCL, Yasha Mudgal and other senior officers of the department.
During the meeting a threadbare discussion was held on completion of languishing projects, expeditious completion of works under ongoing centrally sponsored schemes, augmentation of central workshop/ creation of new workshops, distribution network, overloaded and inadequate power distribution.
The Advisor was briefed about the present status of Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram JyotiYojana (DDUGJY), Prime Minister’s Development Package(PMDP) and several other schemes.
The Advisor while reviewing the progress of these schemes directed concerned officials for speeding up the execution of the centrally sponsored schemes and maintained that officers should remove the bottlenecks, if any, so that these are completed within the stipulated timeframe.
It was informed that 100 percent metering in Jammu city and other areas has been taken up on mission mode for providing uninterrupted power supply to the consumers.
He directed PDD officials to provide uninterrupted power supply during Sehar and Iftar time to people. He also said that uninterrupted power supply should be maintained in quarantine centers.
It was decided that 03 meter testing labs would be constructed at Kathua, Batote and Rajouri. It was also decided to ensure during the meeting that there must be 100 percent distribution of electricity bills both through physical and electronic means to the consumers.
The Advisor while discussing the condition of distribution infrastructure asked the engineers to identify all worn-out poles, transformers and conductor in the region so that sufficient funds are made available to replace the same on a mission mode for creating better distribution infrastructure.
The Advisor said that Rs 10 crore would be spend on purchasing of new transfers in Jammu division.
During the meeting MD JPDCL, Yasha Mudgal gave a detailed presentation of Medium term measures, including formation of new enforcement system/ wing in line with the enforcement systems and long turn measures including 100 percent consumer metering and switching of existing meters to smart prepaid mode as per GOI guidelines for reduction in commercial losses.

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