PM Modi to visit Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi to inaugurate hydropower projects worth ₹11,000 cr

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mandi in Himachal Pradesh to lay the foundation stone for hydroelectric projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore on Monday at around 12 noon.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Savra-Kuddu Hydroelectric Project. The 111 MW project has been built at a cost of about Rs 2080 crore. This will generate more than 380 million units of electricity per year, and help the state generate revenue of over ₹120 crore annually.

According to an official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Renukaji Dam project, pending for nearly three decades.

The PMO said, “The project was made possible through the Prime Minister’s vision of cooperative federalism, when six states namely Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Delhi were brought together by the Center to make the project possible.” went.”

The 40 MW project will be built at a cost of around Rs 7000 crore. This will prove to be extremely beneficial for Delhi, which will be able to get about 500 million cubic meters of water supply per year.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Luhri Phase 1 Hydroelectric Project. “The 210 MW project will be built at a cost of over ₹1800 crore. It will generate over 750 million units of electricity per year. Modern and reliable grid support will prove beneficial for the states surrounding the region as well,” the PMO said. .

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of Dhaulasiddh Hydro Power Project. According to the PMO, this will be the first hydroelectric project of Hamirpur district. The 66 MW project will be constructed at a cost of over Rs 680 crore. This will generate more than 300 million units of electricity per year.

Before the program, PM Modi will preside over the second ground breaking ceremony of the Himachal Pradesh Global Investors Meet at around 11:30 am.

“The Prime Minister will also preside over the second ground-breaking ceremony of the Himachal Pradesh Global Investors Meet. The meeting is expected to boost investment in the sector through the launch of projects worth about Rs 28,000 crore,” the PMO said.

“The Prime Minister has consistently focused on fully utilizing the untapped potential of the available resources in the country. A step in this regard is to make optimum use of hydropower potential in the Himalayan region. The projects that will be inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of The foundation stone will be laid by the Prime Minister during the visit, which marks an important step in this direction. (ANI)

First published:December 27, 2021, 8:53 am

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