Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Kashmir is Indian, not Abdullahs' Jagir | 'I coerced HM Rajnath Singh': Mehbooba | NC, PDP admit that they have no support-base in Jammu | Driving a Dangerous Feat on Indian Roads | Insignificant leaders spiting venom to grab headlines | Disciplining Pakistan | DC Kathua's photo-opportunity with Jitendra Singh goes wrong, removed | Why JKLF singled out for its ban | MV International School organizes Graduation Ceremony | Lal Singh adds worries for BJP by raising pitch for | Swami Vivekananda Branch Gandhi Nagar elects body | Brother of Delhi HC blast accused among seven militants wanted in Kishtwar | Tasaduq is still Tourism Minister, Sarmad Hafiz Secretary | DPS students excel in essay competition | CLUJ organizes two days workshop | Disengagement of ET security, gratuitous decision: Ex SSP | SR College starts Science Tech component | Excise Department organises Nukkad Natak | BDO Kalakote hibernating since February 12 | Kishtwar police disengaged SPO over indulging in political bickering | With pak nod to Sharada Peeth corridor, Kashmiri Pandits may get to visit their Kuldevi soon | Kashmir centric parties promoting 'anti-national' agenda to garner votes | Vikramaditya vows to address development deficit | NYK Kathua organizes awareness campaign on HIV | Principals congratulate Pramod Kumar on being elected President of Sahodaya School | One day national seminar held at GDC Udhampur | Hajin family struggling to come to terms with their loss: Omar Abdullah | DHS Jammu's employees forced to go outside for nature’s call | Canals' desilting become a ritual for Irrigation Deptt in Jammu region | Regularization of incharge cadres of Edu Deptt | Scrutiny of nomination papers, 4 nominations rejected in Baramulla | Will GMC&H's Eye Bank ever get functional? | Sikhs, not Modi saved Kashmiri students outside: Omar Abdullah | Govt orders transfers, postings of IAS, KAS officers | Forest Deptt allows JCB to destroy green gold | Taekwondo players accuse indoor stadium officials of harassment | HC grants more time for objections on plea against setting up of 632 petrol outlets | One day awareness-cum-demonstration programme held | BGSBU organizes national seminar on Eco-Tourism | Inauguration of 2 day workshop held at YCET | Lecture on Aids awareness held at Asha Farms | KC College of Education conducts awareness programme | GDC Billawar organizes debate on EVM, VVPAT | Rangoli competition held at GDC Akhnoor | Panthers seek intervention of PM, ECI for reasonably security cover | Over 2 lakh people to attend PM's first campaign rally in Jammu | CBI, Taxes Deptt conduct surprise check at Rly Station | Court stays FIR against ex-VC JDA, others | DB seeks complete detail of facilities | India, Pakistan troops exchange heavy fire on LoC | ECI issues instructions for allocation of time slots to political parties by Doordarshan/Radio | Jahanagir takes over addl charge of Assist Labour commissioner Poonch | Terrorists arrested in Patna with ISIS posters | Reject tried, tested, proved failure: Harsh | SSEU holds meeting, appoints Adjoc president till new union election | Drabshalla residents suffer due to worse condition of foot-paths, streets | BSP state general secy 16 others join Congress | Dogra Front seeks action against Akbar Lone | SPS organizes free medical camp | APMCC says Shardha reopening offer welcome subject to national interest | JCCI expresses resentment over raids by IT Deptt | Bovine smuggling bid foiled, 15 bovines rescued | Salman Bhatti praises Modi for making India powerful country | Farooq Abdullah slams govt over air strike, Ram temple | Back Issues  
news details
Village housing 7.5 MW HP Project reels under darkness
Chiraag Talay Andheraa
2/19/2019 11:12:31 PM
Early Times Report
Budgam, Feb 19: A village in central Kashmir's Budgam district is reeling under darkness from last 2 months inspite of the fact that a 7.5 Megawatt Hydropower Project was commissioned in the same village more than 10 years back. The villagers allege that they get power supply for merely 4 hours and the voltage is also very low.
Details available with Early Times reveal that several villages in the upper reaches of Budgam especially in Chadoora tehsil in this Central Kashmir's district are reeling under darkness from last couple of months. The severe power crises has added to the miseries of the locals as the they allege that power is provided for mere 2 hours in morning and 2 hours in the evening.
"When the Hydro-power project was set up in our village around 2006 we were told by Government that entire village will get 24 x 7 power supply. For setting up the project hundreds of forest trees were axed , forest land was transferred and Doodh Ganga river flowing through our village was vandalized. Now after more than 10 years since the power project is in operation, villagers are not even provided power supply for 10 hours in the day.
The area gets very less power supply even in summer months when the power generation is at its peak allege locals. As per reports the villages of Jeddan , Kutabal , Batawodder, Jabbad , Surasyar located around power project in Branwar are reeling under darkness from last 2 months.
"The 7.5 Megawatt power project constructed in nearby Branwar village many years back by a private company from Chandigrah has not been able to mitigate power crisis in the villages of Susaryar block. Most of the power generated is supplied to the Grid Station at Bemina and the local villages continue to suffer and the authorities do not at all negotiate with the owner of the power house on this serious issue "said Mushtaq Ahmad a resident of Bonen Surasyar.
" We pay Rs 375 per month as power tariff towards Power Developm-ent Department (PDD) but we don't even use the energy for Rs 100 and in some adjoining villages where people get good power supply , such people pay just Rs 108 per month , this is injustice with us " said Ghulam Rasool Wani of Branwar.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center