STATE TIMES NEWS RAMBAN: Ashok Kumar, Former MLA Ramban and a Senior Congress leaderstrongly urged to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to waive off the payment of three month electricity and water bills seeing that many poor migrants and daily rated workers are under huge financial crunch due to ongoing third month of prolonged lockdown under covid-19 pandemic. Ashok said many people of Jammu and Kashmir especially, the people belonging to hilly districs of Ramban, Doda and Kistwar and the region of Pir Pangal which comprise districts of Rajauri and Ponch have become jobless under the protractlock down. Ashok further said that as the number of positive cases in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is increasingeverday and it becomes imperative to extend lockdown so thatproper implemenion of the social distance can be maintained. At the same time, it is the duty of the respective government to protect its citizens in such a huge crisis of covid-19 pandemic that can only be possible if there is some relaxation by government in this regard. Ashok father claimed that in Chenab Valley there are three mega Hyrdopower electricity projects which are functioning from the long time. Ashok said the annual profit turn over of these project is approximately hundred of crores. Moreover, many people had been affected during the construction of these mega projects and government had promised to provide free electricity to the people who are inhabited in its peripheral areas or say Chenab region. On the contrary, many far flung villages are still without electricity is the violation of their right. Ashok said the theory of ‘Resource Curse’is valid in this context.
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