Jammu, Dec 4:
Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a shortfall of 408 megawatts (MW) of power
supply during the thick of winter, officials said on Wednesday.
The union territory is getting only 1,959 MW electricity
against a demand of 2,367 MW, Commissioner-Secretary of Power Development
Department Hirdesh Kumar said.
Against the average yearly restricted demand of 938 MW in
Jammu region, the department provided 819 MW electricity, resulting in a
shortfall of 120 MW, he said.
In Kashmir region, the department provided 1,140 MWs against
the restricted demand of 1,328 MW.
Kumar said the unrestricted power demand of Jammu and
Kashmir regions is 1,024 and 1,490 MW respectively.
The two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh
are witnessing severe cold wave conditions with night temperature staying below
freezing point in most areas in Ladakh and Kashmir.
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