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Diversion of Marusudar River at Pakal Dul in J&K inaugurated

Last Updated on November 2, 2021 at 7:02 pm

R.K. Singh Union Minister, Power, New and Renewable Energy virtually inaugurated the diversion of Marusudar River of Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project in Kishtwar district of J&K.

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.

Pakal Dul HE Project (1000 MW) is being constructed by Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd. a joint venture company of NHPC Ltd and JKSPDC. CVPPPL has been entrusted 3094 MW Hydro Power Projects for construction in J&K. Marusudar River is a major tributary of Chenab River.