NEW DELHI, March 01: As per reports the Centre's green panel has given approval to the Rs 4,640.88-crore Kiru hydroelectric power project to be developed on Chenab river in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
In month of February, the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment Ministry had examined the proposal and the ministry will soon take a call on giving the final green nod based on recommendations.After detailed deliberations, EAC recommended the grant of Environment Clearance (EC) for the 623 MW Kiru HydroElectric Project with additional recommendations.
As per reports the Kiru project will be developed by Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt Ltd, a joint venture among NHPC, J&K State Power Development Corporation and Power TRADING Corporation of India.
The project will take construction of a 123 metre (from river bed level) high concrete gravity dam across river Chenab with four intakes, four pressure shafts, an underground powerhouse of four units of 156 MW each and the period of the project is 54 months.(Agencies)