Returning of Power Projects A distant dream as NHPC resisting Govt move power-sector-news

 

JAMMU. Jammu Kashmir Government has said that during discussions with Government of India on the return of power projects as recommended by Rangarajan Committee, National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) resisted the move stating that it may run into problems in respect of agreements already signed with various beneficiary states. 
 
In response to the queries raised by a number of law makers in State Legislative Assembly with regard to the return of power projects, Government has said that the Task Force on development of J&K headed by Dr Rangarajan in its initial report recommended transfer of Salal power project to Jammu and Kashmir. However, the Task Force in its final report recommended transfer of Dulhasti HEP to J&K as Ministry of Power, Government of India had opposed transfer of Salal HEP to J&K. Apart from this, the Task Force had recommended return of Burser HEP to the state along with associated funding. It recommended that NHPC be compensated by the GoI for returning Dulhasti project to J&K. 
 
The government according to local news agency CNS said that after resisting the move by NHPC, the Prime Minister’s Office asked Power Ministry to explore other alternatives in consultation with the state government including the possibility of making Baglihar HEP debt free. “The matter has thereafter been raised by the state from time to time in various for a including in a presentation to the then Prime Minister by the then Chief Minister of the state in 2009, and in Power Minister’s Conference on multiple occasions.” . Kashmirlife


Posted Date :  30-01-17

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