Jammu and Kashmir to launch 3-tier power generation for 5000 MW

Srinagar, Oct 17 : The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a three-tier power generation plan for producing 5,000 MW with the help of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and Independent Power Producer (IPP) over the next six years.

A programme to generate about 5,000 MW of power in next five to six years has been launched under a three-tier power generation plan, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said, addressing the 60th meeting of Board of Directors of State Power DevelopmentĀ Corporation (SPDC).


”We are striving for mobilising power projects as joint ventures in Private Public Partnership (PPP) mode in the state sector indigenously, and with the help of NHPC and IPP,” he said.

He added power development was an essential ingredient in the growth of economy and industrialisation in the state.

The hydro-energy potential available in the state provides tremendous scope for viable power projects and the government has put in place a proactive strategy in this regard to give new dimensions to the power generation programme, he said.

Mr Abdullah stressed on the need for fast-tracking the implementation of various power development schemes by the Corporation.

The SPDC should explore the possibility of launching Karthai-I and II projects simultaneously to generate about 1,000 MW of power within the next five to six years, he said.

”This will help you to get benefits and assistance for mega projects provided by the Centre.” The Chief Minister said work on 93-MW new Ganderbal Hydro Power Project should be intensified.

He also stressed on expediting work on the 450-MW Baglihar-II and the 1200-MW Sawalakot power projects.

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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