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JammuCentre approves Rs 1060 Cr for JK Power Infrastructure upgrade

Centre approves Rs 1060 Cr for JK Power Infrastructure upgrade


SRINAGAR: Rs 1,060 crore aide has been sanctioned by the Centre under two centrally sponsored schemes to upgrade power infrastructure in and .

Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda while replying to a question by BJP MLA from RS Pura, Gagan Bhagat in Legislative Assembly today said, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 444.50 crore and Rs 616.11 crore under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana respectively for upgradation of power infrastructure in the State.

The Minister said under IPDS Rs 202.27 crore would be utilised for upgradation of power infrastructure in Jammu region, while Rs 222.22 crore in Kashmir region and Rs 20.01 crore in the region. He said in this regard, the process of tendering is under progress.

The Minister said under IPDS Rs 5.64 crore would be expended for upgradion of power infrastructure in RS Pora Constituency. He further informed the House that under DDUGJY, Rs 231.45 crore would be expended in Jammu region, Rs 293.30 crore in Kashmir and Rs 91.86 crore in the Ladakh region.

The Minister said under DDUGJY Rs 32.41 crore have been approved to be incurred in RS Pora for upgradion of power infrastructure. He said the Miran Sahib Sub Division of Electric Maintenance and Rural Electrification (EM&RE) is catering to the requirements of RS Pora.

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