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NHPC CMD calls on Dr Jitendra Singh and briefs about the ongoing projects in Jammu & Kashmir

NHPC Limited's CMD AK Singh on Saturday called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and briefed him about the status of the ongoing power projects in Kishtwar

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New Delhi: National Hydro Project Corporation’s (NHPC) Chairman & Managing Director AK Singh on Saturday called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and briefed him about the status of the ongoing power projects in Kishtwar, which when completed will turn Kishtwar into a major power hub generating nearly 6,000 MV of power.

During the meeting, discussions were held regarding ongoing projects of NHPC in Jammu & Kashmir and prospects of future Business Development in Jammu & Kashmir. NHPC’s CMD appraised him of the progress of these projects.

Pakal Dul HE Project of 1000 MW capacity is under active construction after river diversion was carried out on November 1, 2021. The project will generate 3,230 Mus annually and is expected to be completed by July 2025 Kiru HE Project of 624 MW capacity is also under active construction.

The river diversion was carried out on December 31, 2021 and will generate 2,272 Musli annually. The project is expected to be completed by July 2025. The work of Kwar HE Project (40MW) started with the award of the Civil Work package on May 11, 2022. The project will generate 1975 MUs annually and the scheduled completion is in November 2026. Ratle HE Project (850 MW) is under construction and work started by awarding EPC Contract on January 11, 2022.

The scheduled date of commissioning of the project is February 10, 2026, and once commissioned, the project will generate 3136 MU annually. Kirthai-II HE Project (930 MW) is under investigation and will generate 3329.52MU annually on commissioning.

With the commissioning of all these projects, the power requirement of Jammu and Kashmir will be improved drastically and will help in achieving the goal of zero carbon emission. He also assured continued support and cooperation of the state to NHPC.

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