Minister Inaugurates Diversion Of Marusudar River in Kishtwar

New Delhi: Union minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh on Tuesday virtually inaugurated the diversion of Marusudar River of Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Minister congratulated the entire team of CVPPPL, NHPC and JKSPDC for successful achievement of this crucial milestone of river diversion and also advised to work in a planned manner to expeditiously complete the construction works of Coffer Dam and Concrete Face Rockfill Dam for overall completion of project within scheduled time.

He appreciated the entire team for working hard in tough climatic conditions in far flung areas. He advised that accelerated development of hydropower projects is essential for grid balancing and generating peak power and Pakal Dul H.E. Project will contribute significantly in fulfilling the target of 450 GW Renewable energy by 2030. He assured that through this project, investment of Rs. 8212 crores is being made in the region which will provide direct and indirect employment opportunities and will help overall development of the local inhabitants.

Alok Kumar, Union Secretary Power, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to JK Government, A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC, Suresh Kumar, Chairman, CVPPPL, and other senior officers of Power Ministry and State Administration attended the function.

The Principal Secretary, PDD, Government of JK assured continuous support of J&K administration in achieving the scheduled milestones of Hydropower projects and paid his gratitude to the Union Minister for taking keen interest in the overall development of the region.

Pakal Dul HE Project (1000 MW) is being constructed by Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd., a joint venture company of the NHPC and the JKSPDC. The CVPPPL has been entrusted with the 3094 MW Hydro Power Projects for construction in JK. Marusudar River is a major tributary of Chenab River. The diversion of the river will pave the way for acceleration in construction activities of the project, officials said.

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