Srinagar : Senior National Conference leaders and Member Parliament from Anantnag Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi on Friday expressed dismay over the unprecedented power crisis across Kashmir.
In a statement issued from party headquarters here Masoodi while echoing the woes of consumers facing the heat of the unscheduled power outages and unscheduled cuts said that at a time when Kashmir is reeling under cold temperatures it was sad to relate that the availability of electricity had plummeted at this juncture, when it was required the most.
“The situation has become unprecedented. Administration has failed to streamline the power supply and ensure optimum electricity availability to consumers. The situation this year with regards to power supply is much worse,” Masoodi said.
“The electricity demand in Kashmir is 2500 MW but only 1600 MW is being made available to the region,” Masoodi said adding, “Ideally the availability of electricity should increase during winter months to meet the rising demand. I impress upon the concerned ministry to address the needs of the consumers by enduring optimum electricity for the region by locally streamlining and regulating the electricity supply. More so additional electricity should be allocated from the unallocated quota of Central Generating Stations of Northern Region Pool to Kashmir to meet the swelling requirements during the ongoing harsh winters.”