Kansal reviews the progress of ongoing PDD CSS projects; Rs 527 crores additional investment for rural distribution systems – India Education | Latest Education News | Global educational news
Srinagar: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary of the Department of Energy Development (PDD), today chaired a meeting to review the progress of the Department of Energy’s ongoing Central Sponsorship (CSS) programs in Jammu-et -Cashmere.
Managing Director of Kashmir / Jammu Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL / JPDCL), Chief Engineers of Kashmir / Jammu Distribution, Chief Engineers of Kashmir / Jammu Projects, Chief Financial Officer PDD, DG Planning PDD, Heads of Executing Agencies of project (PIA) and others involved attended the meeting in person and in virtual mode.
The Principal Secretary reviewed the financial and physical situation by district and by circle of the ongoing work under different CSS executed by different agencies in various districts and circles of the Union territory.
At the beginning, the chief project engineer presented in detail the progress of the projects against the objectives and achievements of the works carried out by different agencies under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, (DDUGY), PMDP, RAPDRP , RGGVY, IPDS and other projects undertaken in the PDD sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Principal Secretary was informed that for distribution projects executed by circle and district under CSS Rs. 1576.96 crore was sanctioned for rural system strengthening projects while Rs. 1538.98 crore was sanctioned for projects in urban areas. These include projects under Flagship CSS such as DDUGJY and IPDS and also special support to J&K under the Prime Minister’s Development Program (PMDP). These projects include the creation of substations, the expansion of existing stations as well as the strengthening of other infrastructure, new HV lines, AB cabling and other improvements.
While reviewing the progress of the work, the Principal Secretary noted that despite the limitations caused by COVID, the department had not let the pace of development slow down and nearly half of the projects were due to be completed between September. and December of this year. While commending staff for their efforts, he urged them to make up for lost time during containment and ensure projects are completed and implemented as soon as possible. On the issue of taking charge of cities completed under the IPDS / PMDP, the Principal Secretary asked the officials concerned to speed up the process of taking charge / taking charge of completed projects. He observed that the benefits of improved infrastructure would not be appreciated by the population until it was integrated into the existing system and billed for.
On the issue of the right-of-way, the Principal Secretary asked the executing agencies to prepare a list of rights-of-way to be submitted to the MD KPDCL which would address the issue of the right-of-way with the relevant agents of the zones to resolve this pending issue. .
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Kansal asked the officers to continuously monitor and resolve any outstanding issues including land compensation, forest clearing, tree cutting or any other issues and which should be duly taken into account in the CAPEX budget.
The meeting also had detailed discussions on issues relating to the status of sanctioned projects with the current level of execution, completion schedule, increase, separation of power supplies, transformer increase in sub -station, condition of 33KV and 11KV HV lines and other issues involved in various PDD projects in Jammu and Kashmir Divisions.
Officers have been ordered that all CUs are to be updated and submitted on time with the Government of India in addition to ensuring compliance in record keeping, timely audits and other reporting.
The meeting also discussed some outstanding issues such as land release and compensation trees for various sites; increase in reception which was delayed due to a dispute, compensation from Walnut Trees for the 33 kV line for the Aripanthan and Waterwani reception station and work on the Arin reception station under DDUGJY pending due to lack of land compensation.
As part of the public lighting project taken under the PMDP, the meeting was also informed that 24 works were undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs 21 crore and the upgrading of the electrical infrastructure of the sanctuaries in the urban areas / towns sanctioned under the PMDP-urban / rural an amount of Rs 1392 lakh sanctioned for 29 shrines, of which 24 shrines were completed.
The meeting also discussed the replacement of barbed wire and wooden poles.
To this, the Principal Secretary reiterated that the Indian government has already authorized the 100% replacement of such works and the required DPRs should be submitted to the Indian government in this regard.
The Principal Secretary maintained that the safety and well-being of workers at ground level is paramount and added that all required personal safety kits and institutional safety kits should be purchased and provided to workers at ground level in order that accidents are avoided to a greater extent.
He said that every human life is precious and must be protected at all costs.
While appreciating the work done so far, the Principal Secretary assured all possible support and assistance to the implementing agencies on the government side of UT and asked them to go out of their way to achieve the goals. fixed within the allotted time.