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Doda: Ganouri-Tanta Village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Sunday saw the light of an electric bulb for the first time, ending the decades of darkness from the lives of the villagers. The electrification of the village was taken up on the order of Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha after a group of locals projected the demand before him in the last LG Mulaqat. Taking a considerate view of the matter, the LG asked the district…

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has sought Rs 3400 crore from the Government of India for funding cost escalation of different GoI sponsored schemes in the power sector, sources disclosed. Official sources said that JK’s Power Development Department (PDD) is vigorously pursuing the proposal with Power Ministry of India. “The funding is required to meet increasing costs of schemes like Integrated Power Development Scheme(IPDS), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana(DDUGJY) and Prime Minister’s…

Kulgam: The residents of Frisal village and its adjoining areas in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday morning staged a protest against the Power Development Department for erratic power supply. Shouting anti-PDD slogans, the protesters blocked the Frisal- Bijbhera road in the main town for over two hours, thereby disrupting the traffic movement. The protesting residents said that they have been suffering a lot due to the unscheduled power cuts. “At a time when the…