Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Kishanganga Hydropower Station to the nation at a function in Srinagar. He also laid the foundation stone of Pakal Dul Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir and Srinagar Ring Road.
330 MW Kishanganga Hydropower Project, located in Bandipora District of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is a run of river scheme. All units of the project have been sychronised on 30.03.2018 and the annual generation of the main project is 1712.96 MU. The Project has been proposed to be completed at a cost of Rs. 5882 crore.
Kishangana H.E. Project will provide a free power of 13 per cent to the state, which will be around Rs. 133 crore per year. There are other benefits to the state like- Employment to the people of J&K, infrastructure development etc. It is estimated that the project engaged about 1850 local persons during construction stage and 750 local persons during operation stage through direct and indirect employment. The Project was handed over to NHPC for execution by the State Government after an MoU was signed between J&K Govt. and Ministry of Power, Govt of India in July 2000.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister recalled the various occasions in the past four years when he had visited the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the month of Ramzan is the time to recall the teachings and message of Prophet Muhammad.
The Prime Minister said that the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydropower project would go a long way in fulfilling the electricity requirements of the State.
He emphasized the need for balanced development of all three regions of the State – Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.