Centre To Provide Financial Support to JK in Generating Power - The New Indian Express

Centre To Provide Financial Support to JK in Generating Power

Published: 23rd August 2014 06:49 PM

Last Updated: 23rd August 2014 06:49 PM

SRINAGAR: Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the Centre will provide necessary financial support to Jammu and Kashmir for realising the potential of generating 20,000 MW electricity in the state.

"Generation of 20,000 MWs should be the goal for us. Let it happen in our time," Goyal said addressing a meeting of officials from his ministry and the state Power Development department here.

 He said the Central government will provide all financial support to Jammu and Kashmir to realise this goal.

Goyal said the government, led by Narendra Modi, has focused on Jammu and Kashmir specially and the development of power sector will receive special place.

He said the issues between the state and the Union Power Ministry can be easily resolved through the process of meetings and interactions.

Goyal said the Union Power Ministry will provide full cooperation to the state in moving ahead confidently on road to achieve new goals in power development sector.

The Minister said the huge potential of 20,000 MW of hydro energy available in the state if harnessed will not only give significant boost to the state's economy but also benefit the country.

He asked the officers of Union and state governments to draft detailed project reports for all identified hydel projects so that no delay is caused at the time of the launch of each project.

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