SRINAGAR: Homemaker Syeda Begum was worried about how to perform Shab at home sans electricity. She insisted one of her sons pray at home as she was not comfortable staying alone. To her surprise, there was no load shedding on Shab-e-Qadr and she enjoyed praying at home.
Syeda is not an isolated case. The power situation has considerably improved since the Centre allocated 207 MW of additional electricity to J&K.
“Power outages were giving us jitters. Our inverters too had conked off. It was also affecting our water supply. Now, there is considerable improvement in the electricity supply. Load shedding has decreased. We live in the metered area and there is an improvement,” said Syeda.
Principal Secretary to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Niteshwar Kumar said the power scenario will further improve in the coming days. “I want to thank the union government for providing us additional 207 MW of power, which will help in improving the situation,” he said.