Jammu: Aiming to provide adequate power supply, the centre has cleared 8 hydro-electric projects of 121 MW of worth Rs 2,385.75 crores, which will be completed in 2-3 years.
Of eight projects, seven HEP projects of worth Rs 2,070.20 crores fall in the Union Territory of Ladakh and one project worth Rs 315.73 crore in Jammu and Kashmir.
The seven projects which are under execution in Ladakh are Durbak Shyok of 19 MW, Sankoo project in Ladakh with a capacity of 18.50 MW, Nimmu Chilling of 24 MW capacity, Rongdo project of 12 MW capacity, Mangdum Sangra project of 19 MW capacity, Kargil Hunderman project of 25 MW, Tamasha project of 12 MW while Ratan Nag project of 10.5 MW in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Status of Project
As per details provided in the written reply, Durbak Shyok project will have an estimated cost of Rs 272.03 crore and capacity of 19 MW. It will be completed in 30 months.
Sankoo project in Ladakh with a capacity of 18.50 MW will involve a cost of Rs 260.41 crore and will also be completed in 30 months.
Nimmu Chilling project will be constructed at a cost of Rs 522.53 crore in 54 months and will have 24 MW capacity while Rongdo project will have 12 MW capacity and will be completed in 48 months at the cost of Rs 123.70 crore.
Mangdum Sangra project has 19 MW capacity and will involve construction cost of Rs 254.16 crore. It will be completed within 30 months.
Kargil Hunderman project will have 25 MW capacity and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 489.30 crore in 36 months time period.
Tamasha project will have 12 MW capacity, involve a cost of Rs 147.89 crore and will be completed in 48 months time.
Ratan Nag project is located in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir and will have capacity of 10.5 MW. It will be constructed at a cost of Rs 315.73 crore in 48 months time.
“Seven projects in Ladakh are hydroelectric projects with no irrigation benefits. Ratan Nag project in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir has provision of irrigation to benefit areas in Kishtwar district of Jammu region,” the Government reply said.
It said the Central Electricity Authority has informed that there are 37 major hydroelectric projects under construction in the entire country.