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Central Chronicle


Sunday December 15, 2002

Power generation at Indira Sagar from next year

BHOPAL: Deputy Chief Minister Subhash Yadav has said that the State Government is committed to start power generation from Indira Sagar Project from next year. He has asked the concerning agen- cies to abide by the time limits set for completion of the dif- ferent works.

Addressing a high level meeting on Friday at the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) headquarters here Yadav stressed the need for accelerating the pace of resettlement and rehabilitation work. He said that the Khandwa district administration, rehabili- tation staff of NVDA and the Narmada Hydel Power Development Corporation should work in concert for this.

He said that sanction has been accorded to raise the height of Indira Sagar dam to 225 meter and it would be ensured at every level that the land acquisition and compensation cases are dis- posed off within the time limit. He warned that no lethargy would be tolerated in this regard.

Vice Chairman of the Authority Pradeep Bhargava informed that compensation awards have been passed in 48 out of 59 villages affected following raising of the dam height to 225 meter. He informed that a sum of Rs 243 crore has so far been distributed.

The Deputy Chief Minister Directed the Khandwa district adminis- tration that the displacement and rehabilitation works should be completed in well planned manner. He said that power generation is top on the priorities of the state government, therefore all necessary arrangements should be made for power supply from Indira Sagar. He directed the officials for completion of laying transmission lines.

Yadav informed that supply of 55 MW from the power generation from Indira Sagar Project would be received from 2004. Therefore, arrangements should be completed for transmission and distribu- tion of power in a planned manner.

Member of the Rehabilitation of the NVDA, JP Vyas informed that the displacement and rehabilitation work of the families affected by 225 meter height is being carried out in a phased phase. So far, 3341 out of 13,229 affected families have been displaced.

The Deputy Chief Minister also reviewed progress of the construc- tion and rehabilitation work of Jobat project in Jhabua district.

Our Staff Reporter


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