Marusudar River Diversion – Pakal Dul HE Project Launched

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03 November 2021 Current Affairs:Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh Launched the Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project on November 1, 2021.

♦ This project is located in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district.
♦ Accelerated hydropower project development is critical for grid balancing and peak power generation.
♦ The Pakal Dul H.E. Project will contribute to achieving the 450 GW renewable energy target by 2030.
♦ In this region, an investment of Rs 8212 crores is being made through this project.
♦ Direct and indirect employment opportunities will be created as a result of the investment.
It will contribute to the general development of the local population.

Pakal Dul HE Project
♦ The Pakal Dul HE Project has a capacity of 1000 MW. Chenab Valley Power Projects [P] Ltd is constructing it. 
♦ JKSPDC (Govt of J&K) and NHPC Ltd have formed a joint venture business (Govt of India Enterprise).
♦  CVPPPL has been tasked with the building of 3094 MW hydropower projects in J&K.
♦ A 10 km long headrace tunnel will be used to move water from the dam to the south.
♦ In February 2014, this project was granted to a coalition of domestic and foreign companies led by Bharat Heavy Electricals, AFCONS, and Jay Prakash Associate.

Marusudar River
♦ The Chenab River’s greatest tributary is the Marusudar River. 
♦ It begins in the Nunkun glacier in the Warwan Valley and ends at Bhandarkoot in the Kishtwar district, where it meets Chenab. 
♦ It is 133 kilometers long. The Pakal Dul Dam, with a capacity of 1000 MW, and the Bursar Hydroelectric Project, with a capacity of 800 MW, are being built on this river.


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