Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir +91-7006904292

Electricity Crisis in Kashmir – public debate


17 February 2018 | 2pm-4:30pm

Venue: Zero Bridge Fine-Dine, Rajbagh, Srinagar

Kashmir Valley has been facing electricity shortages for decades now, particularly through the long months of winter. Yet, every year this crisis has only deepened. Successive governments have failed to deal with this crisis, and have only blamed the consumer and in return the consumer blames the government. To get a wider debate started on this grave issue faced by everyone in the valley, The Kashmir Institute is conducting a public debate and inviting you to be part of it.

And to put our case in better way, we also did a sample survey, the data of which will be presented and also be made part of the report that we will be compiling.


Iftikhar Drabu, expert on energy and power
N. A. Kakroo, General Manager, Power Development Corporation
Shakil Romshoo, Head, Department of Earth Sciences at Kashmir University
Syed Shakeel Qalander, former president of Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), member KCSDS
Hashmat Qazi, S.E., Power Development Department

Moderated by Riyaz Masroor, senior journalist working with the BBC

Format: The format of debate will be open discussion followed by Q&A at the end.

Note: Tea and snacks will be served. Please arrive at the venue by 1.45 pm to get the seats.