India’s biggest hydel project

The first two units — 500 MW generation capacity — of the state owned NHPC’s Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project, being set up along the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, would be commissioned by August next year and the project shall be dedicated to the nation as per schedule.

The chairman-cum-managing director of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation AK Singh apprised the visiting parliamentary standing committee on energy (2021-22) about the progress in construction of the project.

The 2,000 MW capacity Subansiri Lower HE Project, located near North Lakhimpur on the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, is the biggest hydroelectric project undertaken in India so far and is a run of river scheme on river Subansiri.

Executive director, Subansiri Lower HE Project, Vipin Gupta apprised about the uninterrupted construction activities undertaken in spite of difficulties faced by the project due to COVID-19 pandemic and its associated bottlenecks, natural calamity like flash floods.

The parliamentary standing committee headed by chairman Rajiv Ranjan Singh took a review meeting with senior management of NHPC, which presented the details on the status of the works made by the corporation. Singh appreciated the hard work of the project team and the progress. The standing committee members also visited an exhibition organised by Farmer-Producers companies registered for livelihood interventions initiated by NHPC in the downstream areas of the project.

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