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Cabinet nod to 2,880MW hydel plant in Dibang

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Published : Jul 18, 2019, 1:26 am IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2019, 1:26 am IST

The estimated total cost of the project is Rs 28,080 at June 2018 price level.

The project shall generate 2880 mw (12x240 mw) power to produce 11,223 mu of energy in a 90 per cent dependable year. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The project shall generate 2880 mw (12x240 mw) power to produce 11,223 mu of energy in a 90 per cent dependable year. (Photo: Pixabay)

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 1,600 crore for pre-investment activities of the Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP) in Arunachal Pradesh, which is being touted as the largest ever hydro-electric project to be constructed in India.      

The project is envisaged as a storage-based hydro-electric project with flood moderation as the key objective, and will prevent a  sizeable downstream area from floods.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is Rs 28,080 at June 2018 price level.

The estimated completion period for the project shall be nine years from the date of receipt of government sanction, official sources said.

The project shall generate 2880 mw (12x240 mw) power to produce 11,223 mu of energy in a 90 per cent dependable year.

The dam is 278 metres high and will be the highest dam in India once completed.  

The project is located on the Dibang river in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh.

On completion, the Arunachal Pradesh government will get 12 per cent free power from the project i.e. 1346.76 MU, one per cent free power (i.e. 112 MUs will be given in the Local Area Development Fund), sources informed further.

 

The total value of benefit to Arunachal Pradesh from free power and contribution to the LADF will be Rs 26,785 crore over the project life of 40 years, they said.

Tags: hydro-electric, dibang multipurpose project