Chief Secretary discusses implementation of R&R-Plan of Kishanganga-project with CMD,NHPC

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JAMMU: Chief Managing Director, NHPC, K M Singh today met Chief Secretary, B R Sharma to discuss implementation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) Plan of Rs 152.72 cr for the Project Affected families (PAFs), of the 330 MW Kishanganga HEP in Bandipora District.

It was informed that Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora has been appointed as Commissioner, R&R Kishanganga HEP for implementation of the R&R Plan for PAFs. It is expected that by April-2016, identification of all PAFs shall be finalized and relief shall be extended to individual PAFs as per the approved R&R Plan.

Meanwhile, it was decided in the meeting that State Irrigation and Flood Control Department shall carry out the work to improve the discharge capacity of Bonar Nallah and strengthen the Nallah boundaries against high discharge. It was also decided that appropriate treatment of Madhumati Nallah shall also be taken up by I&FC department. The funds for the purpose shall be provided by NHPC.

 The 330MW Kishanganga HEP envisages diversion of river Kishanganga from Gurez valley into an underground powerhouse with 3 units of 110MW each and discharging the tail water in Wullar Lake.

Commissioner Secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner Secretary, PWD, Rohit Kansal, and officers of Union Power Ministry and NHPC were also present in the meeting.

 

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