4 power projects functional on Chenab, more proposed: Dy CM

Jammu: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said a comprehensive Relief and Rehabilitation (RR) policy has been formulated for the affectees of three Power projects i.e. Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kawar in Kishtwar district wherein Rs 33 lakh would be provided for undertaking the construction for individual house, the extent of stamp duty would be limited to Rs 25 000 besides providing an amount of Rs 40,000 for construction of work shed and 25000 for cattle shed and providing a scholarship of Rs 1000 per month for undertaking studies of the children of  the affected families.

The Minister was replying to the discussion held on a starred question raised by Sajad Ahmad Kichloo in the Upper House today.

The Deputy Chief Minister said there are 4 power projects with 1680 MW cumulative capacity operational on River Chenab, while as 7 more projects having total capacity of 5388 MW have been proposed to be constructed on the river flowing through Chenab Valley comprising Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts.

Giving details of the commissioned power projects on River Chenab, the Minister said that Dulhasti Power Project with a capacity of 390 MW, Bhagliar Hydro Electric Project (BHEP) Stage-I and II with capacity of 450 MW each and Salal Hydro Electric Project (HEP) with capacity of 390 MW are operational and are generating power which is being supplied as per set norms.

Dr. Singh further informed the House that  7 more  Power projects having total capacity of 5388 MW include 1000 MW Pakal Dul HEP, 624 MW Kiru HEP, 540 MW Kawar HEP, 1856 MW Sawalakote HEP, 390 MW Kirthai-I, 930 MW Kirthai-II and 48 MW Lower Kalnai are proposed to be constructed on River Chenab. The Minister said that out of these projects 3 projects Pakaldul, Kiru and Kwar HEPs are in advanced stage of tendering while as final clearance is awaited at CEA for Sawlakote HEP.

Dr. Singh said that direct recruitment against the clear out vacancies for Executives and Supervisors is being done centrally by NHPC Corporate office after advertisement in Employment News, National Dailies or local newspapers as per the instructions issued by the central government where necessary written competitive examination, test for oral examination by means of interview of candidates by selection committee is held for recruitment.

The Minister said that no non local (non state subject) is placed on rolls of JKSPDC. However, he said, contractors engaged for execution of project recruit partly non-locals depending upon the requirement and insufficiency within state quota.


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