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Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir to construct three hydro power projects totaling 2,200MW

CTBR Staff Writer Published 08 November 2012

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir will develop three hydro power projects to generate 2,220MW of hydro-electricity in the state enlisting an investment of about $318m.

State Chief Ministered Omar Abdulla chaired a meeting of the state's high-level officials that outlined the contours of the implementation.

Chenab Valley Power Projects will develop the said capacity of hydro-electricity from three power projects at Pakuldul, Kiru and Kawar.

Commenting on the plans Abdulla remarked that self-reliance in power generation looms large on the economic spectrum of the state and a multi- pronged strategy has been put in place by his government to make necessary dent in power generation and its distribution.

The state government will also develop a 450 MW Dulhasti hydro-energy power (HEP) project as part of the second phase of the plan.

 

 

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