Mega Hydro Power projects: MoU signed between PDD, NHPC and JKPDC MOU
"Our vision is to effectively harness the hydro energy resources of J&K with a goal to double the energy generation by 2024."--Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha
Jammu and Kashmir: Historic day came, the Memorandum of Understanding signed between PDD, NHPC, and JKPDC in presence of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. This mega hydro project will make J&K a power surplus region in the country.
Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha said, Clean, affordable, and reliable energy is the key for industries, businesses, and society to grow. Our vision is to effectively harness the hydro energy resources of J&K with a goal to double the energy generation by 2024.
"J&K is taking a quantum leap from a power deficit to a power surplus in the next four years. For the uninterrupted power supply, this is the most significant move by the J&K government, The 19 distribution and transmission projects inaugurated today would enhance the ease of living here, in addition to playing a significant role in industrialization and employment generation in Jammu & Kashmir"
The MoUs signed for implementation of 850 MW Ratle HEP & 930 MW Kirthai-II HEP; execution of Sawalkot HEP (1856 MW), Uri-I (Stage-II) (240 MW), and Dulhasti (Stage-II) (258 MW).
Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj K Singh and Union Minister of State (Ind Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region. MoS PMO, Govt. of India, Shri Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated various projects of PDD aimed at augmenting the power supply in J&K.
Raj K Singh said, national avg, electricity in rural areas is 20 hrs and in urban areas is 22-23 hrs. J&K too will reach the milestone if the pace of development is kept the same; will provide every suppShri ort to J&K; Locals to be trained and given employment in NHPC Ventures.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, J&K to see a new dawn of energy sufficiency and thereby development in all sectors. The Mega Hydro Power projects will not only generate employment but would increase the per capita income of J&K.
Posted Date : 04-01-21
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