27-Feb-2024  Srinagar booked.net


Kashmir Power Crisis: KPDCL Disconnects Supply to 1082 Connections



Srinagar: As Kashmir contends with an acute electricity crisis, marked by daily power cuts lasting 12 to 16 hours, the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has cut power supply to 1082 domestic, commercial, and industrial connections, citing non-payment of bills.
In a press release, the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) specified, 'This includes 371 domestic, 549 commercial, and 157 industrial consumers.'
'The corporation is actively pursuing the recovery of pending arrears, having collected Rs 8.00 crore on Wednesday alone from consumers. The spokesperson stated that KPDCL will make comprehensive efforts to reach the government-set target for revenue realization,' reads the release.
According to a report by The Hindu, power generation in the Kashmir valley is hitting a record low of 50-100 MegaWatts (MWs) against the demand of 1800 MW, significantly impacting the lives of over 70 lakh people.

When The Himalayan Post talked to energy expert Iftikhar Drabu, he said, 'The government needs to purchase additional power as electricity generation decreases during winter, while the demand simultaneously increases