Diversion of Marusudar River at Pakal Dul HE Project inaugurated

Union Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh inaugurated the Diversion of Marusudar River of Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project on November 1, 2021.

Key Points

  • This project is located in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Accelerated development of hydropower projects is significant for grid balancing and generating peak power.
  • Pakal Dul H.E. Project will help in fulfilling the target of 450 GW Renewable energy by 2030.
  • Through this project, investment of Rs 8212 crores is being made in this region. Investment will in turn provide direct & indirect employment opportunities. It will help in overall development of local inhabitants.

Pakal Dul HE Project

Pakal Dul HE Project is a 1000 MW project. It is being constructed by Chenab Valley Power Projects [P] Ltd. It is a joint venture company of JKSPDC (Govt of J&K) and NHPC Ltd (Govt of India Enterprise). CVPPPL has been charged with 3094 MW Hydro Power Projects for construction in J&K. The dam will divert water to the south using a 10 km long headrace tunnel. This project was awarded to a consortium of domestic & foreign countries comprising Bharat Heavy Electricals, AFCONS and Jay Prakash Associate, in February 2014.

Marusudar River

Marusudar river is the largest river tributary of Chenab River. It starts at the Nunkun glacier of the Warwan Valley and joins Chenab at Bhandarkoot in the Kishtwar district. It runs for 133 kilometres. On this river, 1000MW Pakal Dul Dam and 800MW Bursar Hydroelectric Project are under construction.

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