In the August presence of Hon’ble Union Power Minister Sh. R.K Singh and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Sh. Pema Khandu, a historic Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between SJVN and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for executing five hydropower projects of 5097 MW in the state.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN, and Sh. Ankur Garg, Commissioner (Hydro Power), Government of Arunachal Pradesh signed the MoA in Itanagar today. On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Sh. Chowna Mein, Union Power Secretary Sh. Pankaj Agarwal, Union Additional Power Secretary Sh. Ajay Tewari, Director of Finance (SJVN) Sh. A.K Singh and senior officials from State Government, SJVN, and other PSUs were also present.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma apprised that SJVN has been allotted run of the river scheme hydro projects namely 3097 MW Etalin, 680 MW Attunli, 500 MW Emini, 420 MW Amulin, and 400 MW Mihumdon. He added that 3097 MW Etalin HEP is the largest hydro project under development in India. Earlier, all these projects were allotted to private developers. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh reallocated the projects to SJVN as the private developers were unable to execute the projects.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Power, Government of India & Government of Arunachal Pradesh for reposing faith in SJVN and assured that the company is committed to completing these projects within timelines.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma stated that construction of these projects shall involve total investment of around Rs 50,000 crores and would add over 20,652 million units of electricity generation annually to the nation’s capacity. Highlighting the project status he said that the Detailed Project Reports of Etalin & Attunli projects have already been cleared by CEA. However, the revalidation of the DPRs from CEA shall commence immediately with signing of the MoA. For Emini, Amulin and Mihumdon projects, the Pre-Feasibility Reports have been prepared and with this historic MoA signing the Survey & Investigation works for DPR preparation will commence shortly.
The projects on completion would usher in an era of overall socio-economic development in the state of Arunachal Pradesh by strengthening infrastructure such as roads & bridges, community assets, health care services, women empowerment, skill development & education, generating multiple avenues of employment, sustainable development etc along with added benefits to Project Associated Families.