'Jammu consumes 40% power, but generates 66% revenue'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2014 19:28 IST

National Panthers Party (NPP) MLA Harsh Dev Singh lambasted the state government for unprecedented power cuts in the Jammu region during the ongoing summer season.

Criticising the power development department, he said that the people of Jammu region are made to suffer from scheduled and unscheduled power cuts. He said the situation has deteriorated further during the last few days.

Lambasting the government for its highly parochial and biased approach, Singh pointed towards the most obnoxious aspects of power distribution within the state.

Citing figures, he said the power consumption between the Jammu and Kashmir regions is in the ration of 40:60 respectively, but when it comes to revenue realisation, Jammu contributes more than 66% of power tariff with barely 33 percent coming from the Kashmir region.

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