Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd will set up a 30 MW power plant in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh. As per report the power starved state signed an Implementation Agreement with THDCL for the Dhukwan Hydro Electric Project.
As per report, the cost of the project, which would be completed in three years will be INR 150 crore and borne by THDCL.
It is proposed downstream of the Mata Tila dam on the Betwa river. The project will utilize the reservoir created by Dhukwan dam to generate 120 million units of electricity annually.
The project was hanging fire since long and the Uttar Pradesh irrigation department had long back carried out a positive feasibility study.
Mr Sehgal said that it would not only aid power generation efforts of the state but also provide employment opportunities in the impoverished Bundelkhand region. He added that “We are preparing a fresh detailed project report and carrying out hydrological studies related to the project. Other technical specifications will also be added. We hope that the DPR is approved by May 2010 so that the actual work on the plant can begin.”
The total power generated would be utilized by Uttar Pradesh and the project involves no rehabilitation, resettlement and environment impact.
(Sourced from Business Standards)
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