Srinagar- As winter unfolds its chilly vibe in the Kashmir Valley, a distinct shift in trends is taking place with the use of modern heating gadgets becoming increasingly common.

Despite, power crisis looming large, a notable transformation is being witnessed in the realm of winter essentials.

“The age-old tradition of embracing warmth through traditional Kashmiri Hammams is gradually making way for the contemporary allure of Electric Hammams or underfloor heating” said Meekail Ahmad, a leading importer of electric Hammam and Turkish fireplaces in India.

Meekail believes that traditional ways of warming ourselves are fading and amidst the technological advancements and the market dynamics have also changed.

“It was not the case a decade back. In 2023, we are witnessing a rising demand for electric alternatives, sidelining the traditional Kangri, a once quintessential firepot, to the background of winter rituals.” Meekail said.

Amid the prevailing power crisis in the Valley, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha met Union Power Minister R K Singh in New Delhi on Thursday and requested him to allocate additional electricity to Jammu and Kashmir to meet the rising power supply demand in winter.

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