108 villages without power in Jammu and Kashmir: officials


Srinagar, Over 100 villages are without power supply in Jammu and Kashmir, officials have informed a Legislative Council panel.

The Power Development Department officials have informed the Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC) of J&K Legislative Council that during a survey it was found that 108 villages in the state were without power.

A meeting of the DRSC was held here yesterday under the Chairmanship of MLC Ramesh Arora to review the functioning of Power Development Department (PDD).

Legislators, Rani Gargi Blowria, Saif-ud-Din Bhat and Vibod Gupta, attended the meeting and gave suggestions to further improve the functioning of the PDD.

As per official statistics available, 2.71 lakh households in rural areas of the state are without electric power.