Kargil: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today chaired the Governing Body meeting of Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) at Council Secretariat.
Executive Councilor Social Welfare, Syed Mehdi Fazily, EC Tourism, RD and Zanskar Affairs, Er Punchok Tashi, EC Health, Mohsin Ali, Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Santosh Sukhadeve, Superintending Engineer R&B, Abdul Mutallib, Chief Planning Officer (CPO), Abdul Hadi, Project Director (PD) KREDA, Kacho Ahmed Khan, Executive Engineers of PDD besides other concerned officers were present during the meeting.
During the meeting, threadbare deliberations and discussions were followed regarding various activities and works being carried out by KREDA in the district. The Project Director KREDA briefed about various works undergoing through the agency.
The meeting was briefed about the progress of renewable energy works under which the CEC was informed that in the year 2021-2022, a total of 3,543 solar water heaters were distributed, further 6 water lift pumps and 14 Solar Photovoltaic were installed at various schools.
Moreover, Khan was informed about the works undergoing at three Small Hydro Projects including Khandi, Raru and Zangkul. He was also informed about the progress under the subsidy component of the last two years.
The CEC was further informed that the battery replacement of Solar Photovoltaic power plants was carried out under the SDP sector and details related to carbon saving due to the endeavors of KREDA were also discussed.
Khan was briefed about the revenue generation carried out due to various assets and infrastructure of KREDA and issues pertaining to approval and consideration were also discussed thoroughly. A total of Rs 69.63 lakhs was generated from various initiatives of KREDA including installation of power plants, replacement of batteries and other works, besides a revenue of Rs 313.421 lakhs was generated from Small Hydro Projects and under subsidy component revenue of Rs 449.83 lakhs was generated.
The CEC was further informed that Biaras Micro Hydro Power (MHP) has been connected with the grid station and attempts are being made to connect the other MHPs with the grid.
It was further informed that a proposal for the arious restoration of Sangrah MHP has been submitted to UT Administration. CEC Khan directed to explore options of shifting machinery and turbines to any existing Micro Hydro Project.
Regarding the works of Zangkul MHP, the CEC directed to wait for funds till December under the condition of fund release otherwise he directed to close the work and go for retendering.