KARGIL, JUNE 28, 2021: Executive Councilor for Health Mohsin Ali in presence of the Executive Councilor for Tourism Er Phunsok Tashi received a COVID-19 vaccination mobile van and other related equipments worth Rs 29 lacs from the Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) V.K Singh under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during a function held at TFC Bemathang here today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Tsering Motup, Executive Director NR-II, POWERGRID Kailash Rathore, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Kargil Abdul Gaffar Zargar, Chief General Manager Projects, POWEGRID Tarun Bajaj, Chief Medical Officer Kargil Dr Munawar Hussain Wazir besides other concerned officials of PDD, Health and POWERGRID were present on the occasion.
EC Health Mohsin Ali while expressing gratitude to the POWERGRID for providing the Covid logistics under CSR said that the COVID-19 vaccine mobile van and other equipments donated by the corporation will improve the Covid health infrastructure and all necessary measures will be taken to provide its benefit to maximum beneficiaries.
EC Mohsin further said that in last few years, due to sincere efforts of the Central Government, UT Administration Ladakh and agencies like POWERGRID ,maximum areas of Kargil are receiving interrupted power supply, adding he expressed hope that the remaining areas will be covered soon.
The EC Health urged the officers of POWERGRID to provide employment opportunities to the youths of Kargil in their company to address the problem of unemployment.
Executive Councilor Tourism Er Phunsok Tashi who also spoke on the occasion said that efforts need to be made to connect the left out rural areas of Ladakh with the National Grid, particularly the Kargil- Zanskar and Leh-Nubra line which is already in consideration.
Director (Personnel), POWERGRID V.K Singh said that apart from extending electricity across the country, the corporation has been taking all out measures to fulfill its mandate to contribute to the society under the CSR.
Highlighting the importance of Srinagar-Leh Transmission Line (SLTS) he said that it is very important for necessary development and other activities in the rugged region of Ladakh, further it is the mandate of the POWERGRID to connect maximum areas of Ladakh with the National Grid, and provide uninterrupted electricity particularly during the 6 months of winter.
On the occasion, 1 vaccine delivery van, 12 ice-lined refrigerators and 9 deep freezers costing Rs 29 lacs were handed over to the Chief Medical Officer Kargil while the EC Health flagged off the vaccine delivery van.
Pertinently, POWERGRID is supporting Ladakh in rural electrification infrastructure in far flung areas under various schemes of GoI.
The 66/11 KV substation at Drass has been established to feed electricity to adjoining areas while at a cost of 57 crores, 23 villages are being electrified, and further under PMDP 66 KV power line at a cost of 30 crores will strengthen the electricity infrastructure in the region.