Cabinet sub-committee set up for Ganderbal Hydro project

Cabinet sub-committee set up for Ganderbal Hydro project

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday constituted a cabinet sub-committee for the implementation of 93-Megawatt New Ganderbal Hydro-electric project, which is awaiting the official nod for the last two decades.
The nearly Rs 1,000 crore project conceived in 1980’s, and approved in 1996, has been delayed allotment by the state governments despite getting clearance by Power Development Corporation (PDC), the state owned company that oversees the power generation in the state.
The sub-committee was appointed by cabinet on Friday, which coincidentally was the last meeting of the government in winter capital of the state.
The committee would be led by the deputy chief minister while law minister,, environment and finance miniseries would be its members.  The committee shall be serviced by the Power Development Department and shall submit its report by 10 May 2017.
The bid for the project has been secured by the Mumbai based company in 2014.

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