The 780 MW Jangi-Thopan-Powari hydro-electric project in Himachal Pradesh’s tribal Kinnaur district has been allotted to SJVNL a state run company.
This was decided by the state cabinet which met here on Monday. Twelve years ago it was allotted to a private company. But a legal battle followed between two companies who claimed it. The allotment had to be finally cancelled.
The Jangi-Thopan-Powari project has been scaled down to 780 MW. But due to delay the building cost has gone up considerably.
SJVNL is generating around 2,003 MW of electricity from its operational projects .The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station, 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station, 53.2 MW Khirvire Wind Power Project and 5.6 MW Charanka Solar Power Station.
The cabinet also decided that the Power department would come up with timelines for all projects allocated on nomination basis to Central or Himachal PSUs.