Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on May 29 criticised the State government for its failure to take power projects back from the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). Urging government to take back all the NHPC run power projects, KEA said the state water resources were used by other states while Kashmir was reeling under major power crisis.
Chairman of KEA Mohammad Yaseen Khan said the government has sold the State’s resources to the NHPC which need to be taken back to solve the chronic power crisis in state. Khan said this while addressing a daylong convention of trader community in district Kupwara. KEA organized the convention to mobilise the opinion of the people in general and trade community in particular about their rights and interests.
Emphasising on seeking the resolution of Kashmir issue, KEA demanded that governments of India and Pakistan should come forward to resolve this long pending issue at the earliest. Kashmiris, particularly trade community, have suffered on every front during past 23 years of turmoil here. The issue must be resolved so that we may not suffer more, Khan said.