ISLAMABAD – The Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has reiterated its stand that Indian company, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)'s control and ownership of all the power projects in the territory is illegal and unconstitutional.
According to KMS, KCSDS said that Uri-II power project inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was illegal as NHPC does not possess licence to operate in the territory under the Water Resources Act-2010. It added that that no such licence had been obtained by the company for other projects including the Kishen Ganga project as well making all these projects equally illegal.
Besides being illegal, the continued retention of power projects by NHPC is also unconstitutional as the land utilized for the power projects has not been transferred to them under due legal process, KCSDS maintained.
KCSDS impressed upon the local authorities to immediately take back possession of all the power projects from NHPC and hand them over to local administration for general good of the public.