Shri Piyush Goyal ,Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy took a review meeting of the power sector of J&K, in the presence of Dy. Chief Minister, J&K Dr. Nirmal Singh, Finance Minister, J&K Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu, Shri Sajjad Gani Lone, Minister for S&T & Animal Husbandry , J&K and MoS (Power), Shri Mohammad Ashraf Mir at Sher-E-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), at Srinagar today . The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary, J&K, and senior officers from Ministry of Power , J&K Govt. and Central PSU’s.
During the meeting , presentation was given by Principal Secretary P.D.D J&K Govt. on power scenario of J&K State and discussion were held on various issues pertaining to transmission, distribution generation & renewable energy-solar.
Shri Goyal assured all help from Central Govt. for expeditious development of conventional and nonconventional energy sources of J&K State. He also emphasised on reducing the transmission & distribution losses. He stressed the need for using energy efficient devices to reduce losses.
During the meeting Joint Venture agreement between NTPC – JKSPC was assigned for development of coal mine for power generation and MOU between J&K State and JKPDD- BEE (Govt. of India) was signed to bring out energy efficiency in power transmission & distribution in J&K State.
Earlier morning , Shri Piyush Goyal also met Shri Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Chief Minister J&K in Srinagar.