Bijli Mahotsav celebrated in Bandipora District

Bijli Mahotsav celebrated in Bandipora District

Bandipora, 27 July: As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’  to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, The Ministry of Power in association with NHPC & KPDCL organized a ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ at Government Degree College, Town Hall, Hajin (Hakbara) in Bandipora District of UT of J&K today.

The Bijli Mahotsav was used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the state and the Centre Governments and highlight the key achievements of the power sector. Some of the key highlights have been:

a. 169 GW of generation capacity added, transforming our country from power deficit to
power surplus

b. 1.6 lakh ckm of transmission lines added, connecting entire country into one grid running on one frequency, emerging as largest integrated grid in the world

c. Achieved 100% village electrification (18,374) in 2018 and 100% household electrification (2.86 Cr).

d. Rs 2.02 Lakh Cr outlay for system strengthening which has increased power supply in rural increased from 12 hours in 2015 to average 22.5 hours at present

e. Fastest-growing RE capacity – doubled from ~76 GW in 2014 to ~160 GW now; Achieved 40% RE Gen. capacity mix in 2021 and stands 4th globally.

The Bijli Mahotsav is being celebrated all over the country under the umbrella of Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya–Power @2047 for more public participation and getting across the developments in the power sector to the citizens at large.

Shri Abdul Gani Bhat, Chairman, DDC Bandipora inaugurated the Bijli Mahotsav by lighting the lamp. On this occasion, senior officials of district administration and respected public representatives were also present. On this occasion, the dignitaries highlighted the benefits of electricity and the unprecedented growth achieved by the power sector over the past few years. Various cultural programmes, nukkad nataks and screening of short films on the power sector were organized. The event also witnessed several beneficiaries sharing their
experiences.

On this occasion, Shri Abdul Gani Bhat, Chairperson, DDC Bandipora while addressing the gathering said that the government is doing remarkable work in the field of electricity. The local administration is implementing various schemes with the help of the Central government, and the public is getting benefited.

Sh. Md. Sadiq Azad, Superintending Engineer, KPDCL Circle Ganderbal/ Bandipora gave detailed information about the development undertaken in Bandipora District.

Speaking on the ocaasion, Sh. Parag Saxena, GGM (Civil) I/c & HoP, Kishanganga Power Station highlighted achievements of Power Sector during last 8 years..

Numerous dignitaries graced the occasion which saw large turnouts of crowds from nearby villages and districts.

This programme was jointly organized by District Administration, KPDCL and NHPC.

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