Power generation key to economic growth: Omar

CVPP implementing 2,220 MW hydroelectric projects


Jammu, Nov 6: Maintaining that power generation was key to economic growth, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday said a multi-pronged strategy “has been put in place by the government to make necessary dent in power generation and its distribution.”
 Omar said the growth and development of economy in a State like Jammu and Kashmir is greatly dependent on availability of power, adding that the State has a rich potential for generation of hydro energy and this aspect has been flagged as one of the most important concerns in the development agenda, an official statement said.
 Reviewing the status of various power projects being implemented by Chenab Valley Power Projects (P) Ltd (CVPP) at a high level meeting here, the Chief Minister said that the joint venture company has a stupendous role to play in catapulting indigenous power generation in the State.
 Chairman CVPP, Muhammad Yusuf Khan in a PowerPoint presentation at the meeting, gave resume of the power projects being executed by the Company.
 He informed the chief minister about the progress made on these projects and assured the meeting that the Company would stick to the targets fixed for completion of the prestigious projects entrusted to it for execution.
 The meeting was informed that the Company will be initially involved in development of 2,220 MW of hydroelectricity from three projects of Pakuldul, Kiru and Kawar, while it also plans to develop second phase of 450 MW Dulhasti HEP.
 The Pakuldul HEP involving an estimated expenditure of Rs 8,847.81 crore is likely to generate 1000 MW of power. The target for the completion of the project is six years from the date of award of works.
 Pakuldul project is located in Kishtwar district and it will utilize Marusudar tributary of river Chenab at village Drangdhuran about 45 kilometers from Kishtwar.
 The dam will be 167 meter high concrete face rock fill dam with two numbers of HRT of 7.2 meter dia horse-shoe shaped each 10 kilometers long.  The power station will be under ground at village Dul about 26 kilometers from Kishtwar. It will have four units of 250 MW capacity each. The annual power generation from this project will be 3228.41 million units.
 The 660 MW Kiru HEP will be a run of river scheme located about 42 kilometers from Kishtwar. It envisages construction of 135 meter high dam and an underground power house. It is estimated to cost Rs. 4068 crore and annual generation from this project will be 2301.81 million units.
 The Rs 4,375.5 crore Kawar HEP with generation capacity of 560 MW is also located 38 kilometers from Kishtwar.
 The dam of the project will be 100 meter high concrete gravity dam. The power house will be underground with four units of 140 MW capacity each.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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