Uttarakhand to move Supreme Court on Tehri Dam

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 16:25

Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand government has
decided to move the Supreme Court for the transfer of 25 per
cent shares of Uttar Pradesh in the Tehri dam on Friday.

The move came after the law department gave its go ahead
to the government to move the apex court to file the petition
on its behalf to get back 25 per cent of equity which is
currently owned by Uttar Pradesh.

The 25 per cent share would give the hill state a
tremendous relief from acute power shortage which it is facing
after the centre scrapped a series of hydel projects on
Bhagirathi river.
Under the petition, the government would lay its claim on
entire 25 equity of Uttar Pradesh under the Uttar Pradesh
Reorganisation Act 2000.

Faced with an acute shortage of power, the government had
been intensively campaigning for the transfer of the 25
percent equity share in the Tehri project, which is current
generating 1400 MW of power

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 16:14

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