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CCEA approves Kiru Hydro Electric Project in Jammu and Kashmir

Date: 08 March 2019 Tags: Infrastructure

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved for construction of Kiru Hydro Electric (HE) Project of 624 MW capacity (4 X 156 MW) in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is located on River Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir. Its foundation stone was laid in February 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Kiru Hydro Electric Project

  • It envisages construction of 135 m high concrete gravity Dam above deepest foundation level and underground Power House.
  • It is envisaged as Run of River (RoR) Scheme, designed complying with requirements of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) 1960, with installed capacity 624 MW (4 x 156 MW).
  • It will provide much needed power in northern grid and shall accelerate process of development of remote areas of J&K.
  • It will be constructed by Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited (CVPPPL).  CVPPPL is joint venture company amongst NHPC, J&K State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) and PTC with shareholding of 49%, 49% and 2% respectively.
  • It is scheduled to be completed in a period of 4 1/2 years and will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.4287.59 crore (including foreign component).