Construction of Renuka Dam project reaches take off stage
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 21:02
Shimla: Decks have been cleared for construction of Rs 3000 crore Renuka dam project in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, which will supply water to Delhi, and the work on the project would commence soon.

The project also known as "Lord Parasharam Sagar project" envisaged construction of storage on river Giri with storage capacity of 542 million cubic meters of water for supplying 23 cubic meters of water to National capital daily and installation of power house with 40 MW capacity.

"Renuja Dam which will take at least five years to complete has received maximum number of clearances and promised to lessen the water and power shortage in several states.

Delhi Government which had decided to release Rs 300 crore to let the work on the project commence, was fully convinced of its viability after a presentation was made by Himachal pradesh Power Corporation (HPPC),entrusted with execution of the project, to chief secretary of Delhi Rakesh Mehta, Chief Executive officer of central Jal board and other officers who visited the site last week and held discussion with the HPPC officers.

Managing Director of HPPC, Tarun Kapoor said today the government was keen on early execution of the project and accorded priority to it.

Kapoor said that the families likely to be displaced by this project would not only get due compensation but fully rehabilitated for which five per cent of project cost has been earmarked.

He said 49 hectares of wild life sanctuary area falling in the project would be fully taken care of as guidelines of the Supreme Court.

Kapoor said the entire cost of the project would be borne by the Delhi government which has already Rs 200 crore.


First Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 21:02

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