J&K Govt revives Water Resources Regulatory Authority

Srinagar : The Jammu & Kashmir Government has revived the Jammu & Water Resources Regulatory Authority (JKWRRA) by appointing Iftikhar Ahmad Kakroo, chief engineer (retired) as its member.
The General Administration Department has issued a notification regarding appointment of Kakroo as member of the statutory body.
It has also ordered that Kishore Chandra Naik, member,JKWRRA, shall discharge functions of the body’s chairman, in addition to his own duties, till further orders
A native of Baramulla town, Kakroo has played a key role in execution of different hydel power projects and implementation of big-ticket projects in Jammu & Kashmir.
In the past three decades, Kakroo has served in Jal Shakti department, Power Development Corporation, Economic Reconstruction Agency, Irrigation and Flood Control Department and Smart city project.
Kakroo, who is a 1981 passout of Regional Engineering College (REC) Srinagar, played a key role in implementation of water supply schemes in different parts of the Union Territory.
In his stint with the Power Development Corporation, he handled all aspects of high-value and big hydel projects. He was also associated with the finalization of joint venture with NHPC, restructuring of the PDC, Independent Power Producers (IPP) projects and award of 850 MW Ratle project on tariff-based bidding.
He also played a key role in implementation of the Rs 1500 crore World Bank -funded Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) during his posting with the Economic Reconstruction Agency.
He was appointed as chief engineer of Irrigation & Flood Control department on June 20, 2020. As head of the department, Kakroo was a member of different committees in J&K and at Central level.
After attaining superannuation, Kakroo was heading engineering wing of Smart City project Srinagar. He oversaw execution of various development/upgradation works envisaged under the smarty city project


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