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Mizoram’s 60 MW Turial Hydro Electric Power Project to be Inaugurated by PM Modi

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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will be launching the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP) in Aizawl, MizoramPrime Minister Modi will also distribute cheques to the Startup Entrepreneurs from Aizawl.

Also present at the occasion will be Governor of Mizoram, Lt Gen.(Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma, Chief Minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla, Minister of State (ICfor Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Minister of State (ICfor Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.KSingh, 

The Tuirial HEPP has been constructed as a Central Sector Project and implemented byNorth Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEAcleared the Project for implementation in July 1998 with commissioning scheduled in July 2006

After completion of about 30of the project activities, the works were totally suspended w.e.fJune 2004 due to local agitationWith sustained efforts by NEEPCO and with active support of Ministry of Power and Ministry of DoNER, Government of India and Government of Mizoram, the stalled works of the project were resumed in January 2011.

The Project being remotely located, encountered various hindrances ranging from inadequate communication infrastructure to the project site, massive failure of the Power House slopes due to poor soil condition, lack of availability of skilled manpower etc

These factors resulted in comparatively longer gestation period for the projectHowever, with all efforts from the agencies concerned, the project works were completed successfully, leading to commissioning of UnitI on 25082017 and UnitII on 28112017.

The project has been implemented by NEEPCO by engaging M/S Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd for supply and erection of power generating equipment, M/S Patel Engineering Ltd for execution of major civil works and M/S SewPESTuirial consortium for HydroMechanical worksThe Project has been built at a cost of Rs.1302 crore.

The Project is the biggest power project located in the State of Mizoram and will feed the entire energy to be generated to the home State, which will facilitate allround development of the State and achieving Government of India’s ambitious and flagship Mission 24×7 Affordable Clean Power for All’. 

The State’s current demand of electricity is only 87 MW and this is being met by State’s mini power projects and availability of its share of power from central sector projectsWith the additional 60 MW of electricity from the project, the State of Mizoram will now be the third powersurplus State in North East India after Sikkim and Tripura

Apart from attaining selfsufficiency in electric power, the project will fetch other spinoff benefits to the State of Mizoram like employment generation, navigation, water supply, pisciculture and wild life conservation, tourism etc.

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