Tarigami wants return of power projects from NHPC


KG News Desk
Srinagar, April 22: CPI(M) leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today demanded return of Jammu and Kashmir-based power projects from NHPC so that the precarious electricity situation of the state could be addressed.
Tarigami said the Union government must go through various recommendations made by Rangarajan Committee that advocated return of certain hydroelectric power projects to the state free of cost.
The CPI(M) leader said the working group, formed by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the Round Table Conference in 2005 to look into the economic affairs of the state, had also supported the persistent and legitimate public demand for return of power projects to the state.
He said that raising free power quota from existing 12 per cent to 30 per cent in all Centre sector Hydroelectric Projects (HEPs) in the state is a rightful demand which should be fulfilled if the union government is serious to streamline the precarious power situation in Jammu and Kashmir.