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SJVN aims to harness hydropower in Arunachal Pradesh

SJVN CMD Nand Lal Sharma informed about this during a meeting with Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein at New Delhi.

SNS | Shimla |

Satlij Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN) has expressed keen interest in tapping Hydro Projects of about 15,000 MW in Arunachal Pradesh in the next 10-15 years.

SJVN CMD Nand Lal Sharma informed about this during a meeting with Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein at New Delhi.

He expressed keen interest in tapping hydro projects of about 15,000 MW in the state in the next 10-15 years for which senior officials of SJVN are in direct contact with the concerned officials.

Sharma said SJVN has vast proven technical expertise in the successful development of large hydro projects like 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh in extreme difficult geological conditions.

“Integrated River Basin Approach is most appropriate in realizing hydro potential wherein viability of the projects can be studied simultaneously and suitable projects be considered for development,” he said.

He said the Arunachal Pradesh government had decided to allot the entire Lohit Basin to SJVN to study and harness the hydro potential exceeding 7,000 MW.  Keeping in view SJVN’s capacity, expertise and ambition to harness more than 15,000 MW hydropower potential in the state, the company also intends to mutually identify more doable projects in other river basins as Subansari, Dibang, Siang, etc.

“For sustainable and viable harnessing of hydropower, SJVN looks forward to similar support from the state so as to emerge as ‘Power House of the Nation.’ This would usher in a new era of prosperity and overall development of Arunachal Pradesh, leading to progress of the common populace as well as development of new industries in the state,” he added.

Chowna Mein, Deputy Chief Minister assured all possible assistance in the development of hydro potential in the state.