While in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the state has the potential not only to generate electricity for its own needs but also to supply to other parts of the country.
He said that the government is making efforts to ensure that all households in the state are electrified.
Modi pointed out that it is this context that the government has been working on several projects over past years.
Modi was in Kashmir to inaugurate the 330-MW Kishanganga power project.
At the time, he also announced that work on the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul power project in Kishtwar district will start soon.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said commissioning of the Kishanganga power project was a special day for the country.
Singh congratulated the state government for ensuring electrification of all the 134 left out villages in Jammu and Kashmir.>