‘J&K most crucial location for NHPC’
NHPC Limited is India’s premier hydropower company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ Category-I Enterprise of the Union Government. The State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is extremely important for NHPC and the country for point of view of hydropower potential in the state.
NHPC has been associated with J&K for nearly four decades since it was first handed over 345 mw Salal-I project for construction. Since then there has been no looking back for NHPC and J&K has proved to be a most crucial location for NHPC and has played a very vital role in making NHPC the largest player in hydropower in the central sector.
At present in J&K, NHPC has invested Rs 18,874 crore in 7 operating power stations having an aggregate installed capacity of 2009 mw and 330 mw project under construction. Projects of 2964 mw are under various stages of clearance including one 1000 mw project that has received all clearances and about to commence construction.