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NHPC gets environmental clearance for Rs 25K cr Dibang project

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned NHPC has received environmental clearance for its Dibang multipurpose hydropower cum flood moderation project, worth over Rs 25,000 crore, in Arunachal Pradesh.

"Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MOEF&CC) vide its Order dated May 19, 2015 has accorded environmental clearance for Dibang Multipurpose project (2880 MW) subject to certain conditions stated in the aforesaid order," NHPC Ltd said in a BSE filing today.

Dibang Multipurpose Project is a hydropower cum flood moderation scheme proposed on Dibang River in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh.

The dam site is located about 1.5 km upstream of the confluence of Ashu Pani and Dibang rivers and about 43 km from Roing, District Headquarter.

The project would moderate flood in the areas downstream of the Dibang Dam during the entire monsoon period to the extent of 3000 cumecs.

All North Eastern and Eastern states would be beneficiaries of this project. It is expected to generate 11,330 MUs (in a 90 per cent dependable year).

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2015. 15:48 IST