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PRESS RELEASE : Government of Himachal Pradesh allotted Three Hydro Projects of 501 MW to SJVN inChenab Basin

Sh. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sh. Jai Ram Thakur and State Government for allotting three projects of 501 MW capacity in Chenab Basin in Himachal Pradesh.

The Cabinet meeting chaired by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Sh. Jai Ram Thakur has allocated 104 MW Tandi, 130 MW Rashil and 267 MW Sach Khas Hydro Electric Projects on the Chenab Basin in Himachal Pradesh to SJVN. SJVN is already developing three Projects viz 430 MW Reoli Dugli, 210 MW Purthi & 138 MW Bardang Hydro Electric Projects in Chenab Basin. With allocation of these three Projects SJVN now has six Projects with a total capacity of 1279 MW in Chenab Basin.

Sh. Sharma informed Hon’ble Chief Minister that, SJVN has already established office in Udaipur and assured that the Projects shall be completed in time bound manner as Hydro Power is the core strength of SJVN.

Sh. Sharma said that environment protection and resolution of local issues have always been a priority at SJVN, and he assured Hon’ble Chief Minister that SJVN will take utmost care of Environment and other local issues during the development of these projects

Sh. Nand Lal Sharma emphasized that the Hydro Power has to be developed with Integrated River Basin Development approach for economic viability and to give boost to infrastructural development. He said that the infrastructural development would ensure overall socio-economic development of the country. This would be an important milestone of SJVN towards achieving the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi of providing 24X7 power to all.

SJVN’s present installed capacity is 2016.51 MW and aims to be 5000 MW company by 2023, 12000 MW Company by 2030 and 25000 MW Company by 2040. SJVN has presence in various sectors of energy generation which includes Hydro, Wind, Solar & Thermal. The company also has presence in the field of Energy Transmission.

(Shallinder Singh)

General Manager (CC)