19 remote Siachen hamlets get electricity

Leh, June 18 (KMS):  Nineteen remote hamlets in the Siachen area in Leh district of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), which houses the highest and coldest battlefield in the world, has been electrified.

The hamlets in Leh district were electrified with supply from the Chamshen micro-hydel project (MHP).

The 19 electrified villages are Chamshen, Kuri, Charasa, Burma, Pinchimik, Hasara, Kyagar, Sumooor, Lakjung, Tirith, Tyaksha, Panamik, Tirisha, Hargyam, Fukpochey, Kobet, Ayee, Aranu, and Sasoma.

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy funded the Chamshen project under the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI).

Power Secretary Ravinder Kumar told media that surplus power from the project could be supplied to the Army in border areas.