100 per cent Udhampur villages to be electrified by next 15 months: Dr Jitendra

UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 24 – Union Minister of State for Development of North –Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Member Parliament from Udhampur constituency and Chairman of District Electricity Committee, Dr. Jitendra Singh, visited Udhampur and chaired the meeting of District Electricity Committee,  here today.

The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Finance and IT, Pawan Kumar Gupta, MLA Ramnagar, R S Pathania, MLA Chenani, Dinanath Bhagat, DC Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Chief Engineer, EMRE, Ashwani Gupta, ADC, Angrez Singh Rana, SSP Udhampur, Suleman Choudhary, SE EMRE, Sunil Gupta, Joint Director Planning, Rakesh Jamwal, XEN EMRE, Chamail Singh, committee members and senior  officers of various departments of the district.

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While speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said that by next 15 months, all villages of district Udhampur shall be electrified. He said that committee should have a spirit of improving services of Power Development Department. He also appreciated efforts of Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary for his various development works in the district.

MLA Ramnagar,  R S Pathania and MLA Chenani, Dinanath Bhagat also raised various issues regarding upgradation of  transformers, judicious distribution of share of electrification cover, separate feeder for Industrial estate Battal Ballian, electric poles at Chenani and Ramnagar, construction of more receiving  stations at Ramnagar, Transformer bank,  early coverage of Un-electrified villages under DDUGJY etc.

Earlier, DC Udhampur briefed the Union Minister about the status of all approved centrally sponsored schemes like DDUGJY, R-APDRP and IPDS.

SE, EMRE also presented a brief power point presentation of all proposed and approved works under CSS of the PDD.

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