Renewable Energy is in focus and has been much talked about in Jammu and Kashmir administration in the context of recent visits by the Union Ministers.
One of the Union Ministers who was on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir recently inspected DulHasti Hydroelectric Power Project besides took stock of the construction of other power projects with a total generation capacity of 2554 megawatts in Kishtwar.
During his visit to the 390 MW Dul-Hasti Dam site at Dool, he reviewed the generation capacity of the power project besides assessing other related aspects of the project.
He said that the government has taken commendable initiatives to harness the Hydroelectric Power Generation in the district. The Minister mentioned that people will witness a change in the power sector as Kishtwar is going to become a hub of Hydroelectric Power that will make Jammu and Kashmir power surplus.
He inspected the power house site of the 1000 MWs Pakal Dul Hydroelectric Project at Arzi. The project is jointly being built by the Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited, NHPC and J&K Power Development Corporation. The Minister inaugurated the concreting of the power house control block there.
He said that he is satisfied on the pace of the construction work at Pakal Dul Power House & stressed that the concerned officers must ensure completion of all ongoing works in a stipulated time following Covid19 SOPs so that these projects will be commissioned well in time so as to fulfil the Power Generation demand.