Failure to Evacuate Power from Ladakh Hydro Projects Lead to Loss of Rs 16.45 Crore: CAG Report

VoL Desk, April 06: According to recent findings by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation (JKPDC) failed to evacuate power from a hydro-electric project in Ladakh, resulting in a revenue loss of Rs 16.45 crore.

The corporation also did not impose a penalty on defaulting Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to the tune of Rs 12.60 crore, despite explicit provisions in the Hydro Policy.

The construction of two hydro-electr...

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PDD Ladakh rolls out 3-day capacity-building training program on ECBC, ENS in Kargil

Kargil, August 22, 2022: Power Development Department (PDD) Ladakh under the guidance of Chief Engineer, PDD Ghulam Ahmed Mir in collaboration with The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) today rolled out a 3-day long capacity-building training program on Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and Eco Niwas Samhita (ENS) at Conference Hall, Baroo.

As electricity has become a basic necessity of human life and its consumption has tremendously increased in the country, the training program...

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of 1st Green Hydrogen Mobility Project of India , Leh

Leh, 30 July: Participating in the Grand Finale marking the culmination of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’ through a video conferencing today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme along with dedicating and laying the foundation stone of various green energy projects of NTPC, including NTPC’s Green Hydrogen Mobility Pilot Project in Leh. He also launched the National Solar rooftop portal.

The event was conducted online in the presence...

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‘Ujjwal Bharat, Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power@2047’ to celebrate in Kargil

VoL Desk, July 25: As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Union Ministry of Power, in association with the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh, and NHPC Limited is going to organise Bijli Mahotsav in Kargil districts from July 27 to July 29, 2022 at Silmo, Batallik and Rambir Pora, Drass, informed a press release issued by the NHPC Office.

Bijli Mahotsav is a platform to showcase both the Centre and State government’s reforms, initiatives taken in the power sector and future cour...

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Secretary Ministry of Power Alok Kumar reviews status of Ladakh’s power sector

Stresses to focus on long term and effectiveness of projects

Leh, June 25: Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Alok Kumar chaired a meeting to review the status of power sector in UT Ladakh.

Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD), UT Ladakh, Ravinder Kumar; Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shrikant Suse; Chief Engineer, PDD Ladakh; Group General Manager, NHPC Ladakh; Superintending Engineer, PDD Ladakh; Senior General Manager, PGCIL and representatives from RECPDCL, SECI...

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Ladakh PDD proposes 14.66% hike in average tariff 

Revenue gap continuously increasing during past many years

JAMMU, May 15: Ladakh Power Development Department has proposed an average tariff hike of 14.66% during the current financial year keeping in view the continuously increasing revenue gap during the past many years. Moreover, the Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) and distribution losses are still on the higher side and a matter of concern for the administration of the Union Territory.

In a tariff petition filed before th...

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Secy Power visits 50 MW Solar Power Project at Taru, Leh

Leh, April 28: Secretary Power and New & Renewable Energy Department, UT Ladakh, Ravinder Kumar visited the site of the 50 MW Solar Power Project at Taru, Leh to review the progress of the work. 

During his visit, the Secretary interacted with the officials of SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) & TATA Power. He directed the officials to complete the project within the stipulated time.

Project Manager, SECI, Debajyoti apprised the Secretary about the timeline of the project and in...

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PDC Kargil employees deprived of salaries for last three months

VoL Desk, February 21, 2022: Power Development Corporation (PDC), Kargil employees have been on work without pay for the last three months due to which these employees are facing severe financial difficulties, stated a delegation of employees of the department to Voice of Ladakh.

The employees have been deprived of salary for last three months while the employees of the same department in Leh District are getting equal pay on time, the employees stated.

Due to non-receipt of salary, th...

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Dah, Hanu hydropower projects, 66 kV transmission line to be completed next year

Leh, December 29: Administrative Secretary, Power and New Renewable Energy (NRE), Ravinder Kumar, today chaired a meeting in his office chamber regarding the progress of 9 MW Dah hydroelectric power (HEP), 9 MW Hanu HEP and 66 kV Dah-Hanu to Khaltsi transmission line.

The concerned officials informed that 95% of Dah and Hanu hydroelectric power project has been completed so far. They also highlighted the issues they have been facing regarding the completion of the projects which included ...

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PDD Ladakh provides electricity to Tibetan Settlement

Leh, December 26: On the joyous occasion of Christmas and an early Losar gift, the Power Development Department (PDD), Ladakh, has done a commendable job of providing 24X7 electricity to the largest Tibetan settlement — Rebal Sumdho and Sumdho TR in Nyoma block of Leh district under the centrally sponsored scheme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

As of December 25, the residents of the two remote villages have been successfully connected to the National Grid. Other village...

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