Agreement signed between Government of Assam and NHPC for implementation of 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project

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By Sarkaritel August 23, 2019 19:29

Agreement signed between Government of Assam and NHPC for implementation of 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project


Guwahati, August 23 A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed between Government of Assam and NHPC Limited for implementation of 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project on 23rd August 2019 at Guwahati, Assam. Niraj Verma, Principal Secretary (Power) signed the MOA on behalf of Government of Assam and Balraj Joshi, CMD, NHPC signed the MOA on behalf of NHPC.

 Janardan Choudhary, Director (Technical), NHPC, Syeda Hasina Murshid Rahman, Secretary (Power), Govt of Assam, A.K Mishra, Managing Director (NHDC), Arvind Bhat, Executive Director (Subansiri Lower Project) and other senior officers from NHPC and State government were also present on the occasion.

Subansiri Lower H. E. Project is the largest Hydro Project of the country, presently under construction with an installed capacity of 2000 MW and annual generation of 7421.59 MU and is located on the border of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh. Being a part of the cascade development conceived by Brahmputra Board, the Project would also afford relief from floods by moderating the flood in Subansiri river. NHPC has undertaken protection works along both the banks of Subansiri river in the downstream area for containing flood water and checking soil erosion.

NHPC is also implementing downstream developmental works which inter alia includes livelihood intervention and infrastructural developmental works. Construction of the Project will bring an overall development in the area and give a fillip to the overall economy.

It is pertinent to mention that the construction activities of the Subansiri Hydroelectric Project has been stopped since 2011 due to agitation by some pressure groups. After a number of committees appraised the project and suggested remedial measures, all the technical apprehensions stand assuaged and legal hurdles cleared.  NHPC is now set to resume the construction work of the Project after rainy season is over. NHPC is fully committed to complete the Project with the support of local people.

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By Sarkaritel August 23, 2019 19:29