Srinagar, Oct 08: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Thursday decried over Government’s decision to privatize distribution of electricity.
According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), KEA Co-Chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar while talking to media persons opposed proposed decision of the Government to go for privatization of electricity.
“We are and will oppose the decision of the privatization of power sector which would affect further the already shattered economy”, he said.
Calling the move anti-people, Dar said Kashmir witnessed the uncertainty suffered huge economic losses and paying hefty amounts as power fee to private companies will add to their hardships.
“Privatization of power will not only affect poor people but also hit daily workers working in the department,” he said.
KEA Co-Chairman said through privatization of the power sector, the water resources of the State would be exploited further.
“Already our water resources have been exploited for many years. But now with this step, the power generated from the UT will be supplied to other States while Kashmir will be left to the mercy of God,” he added.
At the occasion, senior leader including Haji Nisar and Sheikh Hilal were also present.