Jammu and Kashmir suffered losses due to Indus Water Treaty: Omar Abdullah


The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Saturday talked about the issue of return of power projects by NHPC to the state as of significant importance, saying that losses caused to the state on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) are enormous.

In a high level meeting of officials from Union Power Ministry and state Power development department Omar Abdullah Said “The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been put to disadvantageous position.”

He said that due to this treaty, Jammu and Kashmir cannot utilize its water resources to its will for generating hydro power, irrigating agriculture fields and providing drinking water to the people.

Abdullah also pointed out the hurdle caused by the Indus Water Treaty in launch of huge water supply project for Greater Jammu to utilize Chenab water to meet the requirements of the people for next 25 years.

“The issue of return of power projects by the NHPC to the state was of significant importance and critically essential for the energy supply and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir.” he added.

He said while sufficient measures were taken to upgrade the infrastructure and improve power distribution and transmission system, the focus remained on indigenous power generation.

The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

We have always come to you for help: The Kashmir Walla is battling at multiple fronts — and if you don’t act now, it would be too late. 2020 was a year like no other and we walked into it already battered. The freedom of the press in Kashmir was touching new lows as the entire population was gradually coming out of one of the longest communication blackouts in the world.

We are not a big organization. A few thousand rupees from each one of you would make a huge difference.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Choose a plan as per your location