22 Aug 2012

SJVNL had undertaken construction works of 252 MW Devsari Hydro-power Project

Dehradun:- Chairman & Managing Director of Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) RP Singh called on Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna at his residence on Tuesday and presented a cheque of Rs. 50 lakh as donation for Chief Minister Relief Fund. Mr. Singh said that SJVNL would extend all possible help to the State Government in its bid to provide relief to the disaster affected people in the hour of distress. 
Chief Minister Bahuguna said that State Government was putting all effort to provide relief to the calamity hit people and all the organizations and every individual coming forward to help them were welcomed. He appreciated SJVNL for its social gesture and hoped that it would work in the field of power to make the state self sufficient. He said that the State Government believed in constructing hydro-power projects balancing both development process and preservation of environment.

Mr. Singh apprised the CM that SJVNL had undertaken construction works of 252 MW Devsari Hydro-power Project, 60 MW Natwar-Mori Hydro-power Project at Uttarkashi and 51 MW Jakhol- Sankhri Hydro-power Project. He said that the Corporation was also engaged in hydro-power projects in Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and foreign countries like Nepal and Bhutan. Also present on the occasion were Director (Civil) RN Mish, Director (Finance) AS Bindra and Director (Personnel) Nandlal Sharma amongst others.
Later, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited Managing Director GP Patel visited Chief Minister along with Secretary Energy SS Sandhu and discussed about the present condition of power in the State. Mr. Bahuguna stating that there was shortage of power production in the State, laid emphasis on expediting under-construction hydro-power projects. He said that the Centre would be approached for projects delayed due to Forest Act. He said that State Government would extend all possible assistance to agencies working in the field of power production.
UJVNL Managing Director said that owing to natural calamity there was shortage in power production in the state. Nevertheless, he said, UJVNL has produced 5261.825 million unit power as against the set target of 4760 MU in 2011-12 which was highest in Corporation history since inception of the state.

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