Kargil, Nov 21: Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali today said that Government is keen to harness the hydroelectric and solar energy potential of Kargil district to make the area self-sufficient in terms of power production.
The Chairman stated this while inaugurating the 1.5 MW Biaras Small Hydro Power Project at Drass in the district. The project has been executed by Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) under the funding of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at a cost of Rs 17 crore and is catering to the power requirements of around 1500 households in Drass town and adjoining villages including Mushkow valley, Holiyal, Murad Bagh, Goshan, Bearass besides other hamlets in the area.
Member Legislative Assembly Kargil, Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai, Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Executive Councillor for Education, Advocate Muhammad Amir, Executive Councillor for Rural Development, Aga Syed Hassan ArmaanMosavi, Executive Councillor for Agriculture, Muhammad Hussain, Senior Superintendent of Police Kargil, TseringGyalpo, Advisor to CEC Kargil Haji Muhammad Shafi besides Project Director KREDA, Kacho Ahmad Khan accompanied the Chairman.
After inaugurating the power project, the Chairman also addressed a public meeting at Tourist Dak Bungalow Drass. He said the present regime is fully conscious of the growing power requirements of the people in line with the current trends and keeping this idea in mind a number of projects in the district are in the pipeline.