CCEA approves investment sanction for construction of 624 MW Kiru Hydro Electric Project
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has recently approved the investment sanction for construction of 624 MW Kiru Hydro Electric Project on River Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.4287.59 crore and is scheduled to be completed in a period of 4 1/2 years. The Kiru HE Project is visualized as a Run of River (RoR) Scheme & designed complying with the requirements of Indus Water Treaty 1960. The Project would generate 2272.02 MU in a 90% dependable year. The CCEA also approved the investment for 1320 Mega Watt Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant at Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh.
Topics: Chenab River , Indus basin , Indus River , Jammu Division , Kishtwar district , Rigvedic rivers , Rivers , Rivers of Jammu and Kashmir , Run-of-the-river hydroelectricity , States and union territories of India