During the 12th and 13th Five-Year plans, Jammu and Kashmir government will harness 9,000 megawatts of electricity in the state, officials said. The government has drawn plans for harnessing additional 9,000 mw of power during 12th and 13th Five-Year Plans, an official after a meeting chaired by the State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.
Omar chaired the meeting of Consultative Committee of departments under his charge to discuss the various projects and schemes in the pipeline. The meeting was informed that another 450 mw will be put into the system through Baglihar Phase II by 2016, the spokesman said.
As many as 13 projects with total generation capacity of 712 mw have been awarded and approved for allotment in 2012-13. The spending on power purchase has swelled to Rs 3,668.50 crore in 2012-13 as against Rs 1,590.76 crore in 2007-08.