Tarigami Expresses Concern Over Electricity Crisis

Tarigami Expresses Concern Over Electricity Crisis

24 December 2013
Kashmir Times


Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the precarious power situation in Kashmir, CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said it seems the administration has virtually decided to keep the people of Jammu and Kashmir into darkness. In a statement issued here the CPI (M) leader remarked that the people in cities and towns are provided with low voltage and erratic power supplies, the people living in rural and far flung areas are without electricity that too at a time when the power supplies are needed more to cope-up with the chilly winter. “As the whole valley is face to face with a grim electricity scenario, Kulgam district seems to be at the receiving end of this power crisis. There is almost no electricity in Kulgam town and its rural areas. Some rural areas of this district receiving erratic power supply are for the most of the time facing numerous problems on account of low voltage and the people are compelled to arrange alternative sources of illumination during the hours, they receive electricity,” Tarigami remarked. The CPI (M) leader said it is unfortunate that the same situation is being repeated during every winter soon after the offices move to Jammu and the people of the Valley are left helpless being devoid of basic amenities, especially the power and essential commodities. He said that no power schedule is being followed on ground and even metered areas are facing long and unscheduled power cuts much to the annoyance of public. “The transmission and distribution system has also deteriorated thereby depriving the consumers of vital electricity facility. The dilapidated LT network especially in rural areas is posing a grave threat to the life and property of the common man, he stressed,” Tarigami said, while urging the government to arrange alternate sources of energy to provide regular power supply to the people across the state. He said the administration needs to ensure a better coordination between different departments especially those providing essential services.