New Delhi: Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy RK Singh inaugurated the diversion of Marusudar River of Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project through video conferencing in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir on November 1.
Pakal Dul HE Project (1000 MW) is being constructed by Chenab Valley Power Projects [P] Ltd. a joint venture company of NHPC Limited and JKSPDC. CVPPPL has been entrusted with 3,094 MW Hydro Power Projects for construction in J&K. Marusudar river is a major tributary of the Chenab river. This diversion of the river will pave the way for acceleration in the construction activities of the project.
The Minister congratulated the entire team of Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited (CVPPPL), NHPC Limited and Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (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 the 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 Hydro Electric Project will contribute significantly in fulfilling the target of 450 GW renewable energy by 2030. He assured that through this project, investment of Rs 8,212 crores is being made in the region which will provide direct and indirect employment opportunities and will help the overall development of the local inhabitants.
Ministry of Power's Secretary Alok Kumar (IAS), Shri Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary of Power Development Department (Jammu & Kashmir) Rohit Kansal, NHPC Limited's AK Singh, CVPPPL's Chairman Suresh Kumar (IAS Retd) and other senior officers of the Power Ministry and State Administration attended the function.
The Rohit Kansal assured continuous support of the J&K administration in achieving the scheduled milestones of Hydro Power projects and paid his gratitude to the Union Minister for taking a keen interest in the overall development of the region.
The completion of the project shall be boon to the overall development of the region and lead to improvement in the socio-economic conditions of the people.
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