By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World
SHIMLA: The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur has allocated 104 MW Tandi, 130 MW Rashil and 267 MW Sach Khas Hydro Electric Projects on the Chenab Basin in Himachal Pradesh to public sector SJVN Limited. The company is already developing three Projects viz 430 MW Reoli Dugli, 210 MW Purthi & 138 MW Bardang Hydro Electric Projects in Chenab Basin. With allocation of these three Projects SJVN now has six Projects with a total capacity of 1279 MW in Chenab Basin.
Nand Lal Sharma informed the Chief Minister that, SJVN had already established its office in Udaipur and assured that the Projects shall be completed in a time bound manner as Hydro Power is the core strength of SJVN.
Sharma said that environment protection and resolution of local issues have always been a priority at SJVN, and he assured the Chief Minister that SJVN will take utmost care of Environment and other local issues during the development of these projects
Nand Lal Sharma emphasized that the Hydro Power has to be developed with Integrated River Basin Development approach for economic viability and to give boost to infrastructural development. He said that the infrastructural development would ensure overall socio-economic development of the country. This would be an important milestone of SJVN towards achieving the goal of providing 24X7 power to all.
SJVN’s present installed capacity is 2016.51 MW and aims to be 5000 MW company by 2023, 12000 MW Company by 2030 and 25000 MW Company by 2040. SJVN has presence in various sectors of energy generation which includes Hydro, Wind, Solar & Thermal. The company also has presence in the field of Energy Transmission.