8 Jul 2012

300 MW Lakhwad Project would begin from the month of August 2012

Chairman, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, Subhash Kumar said that 300 MW Lakhwad Project would begin from the month of August. Mr. Kumar, on Friday, had a detailed discussion with Secretary, Union Water Resources Ministry, Dhruv Vijay in this regard. The Union Secretary has assured to clear all approvals by July 15.
         Mr. Kumar said that 33 percent of work of Rs. 3,000 crore Lakhwad Project was complete. He said that 330 million cubic litre water would be collected in the reservoir out of which 165 million cubic litre water would be available for Delhi for drinking purpose and another 165 mcl for irrigation purpose in Uttarakhand. The Union Secretary describing the Project very important said that the project would be instrumental in resolving water scarcity problem in Delhi. Mr. Kumar also had telephonic conversation with the Chief Secretary of Delhi Government. The Union Secretary directed Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Uttarakhand Governments and the Chairman of UJVNL to hold immediate meeting.    Kumar said that as soon as the approvals would be received, the works on project would begin by August 2012. Previously, the work was proposed to begin in December 2012. It may be noted that Mr. Kumar, in a bid to get the approval of the project, is presently in Delhi to discuss the matter with high level officers.

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