Renukaji dam Okayed by Six States

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-12 13:06:53  Nitin Gadkari, ML Khattar, Jairam Thakur, TS Rawat, Arvind Kejriwal, Ashok Gehlot, Yogi Adityanath, Renukaji Dam
Renukaji dam Okayed by Six States

New Delhi, January 12: Central Government planning to provide water to all the states in the country, we have a number of rivers, in this case, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari was signed on the agreement for the construction of Renukaji Dam along with six states-- Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

The Chief Ministers of the six states ML Khattar, Jairam Thakur, TS Rawat, Arvind Kejriwal, Ashok Gehlot, and Yogi Adityanath have also signed the agreement.

Three projects are proposed to be constructed on the Yamuna and two of its tributaries, Tons and Giri, in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh of the Upper Yamuna Basin. These Dams include Lakhwar project on the Yamuna in Uttarakhand, Kisau on the Tons in Uttarakhand and Himachal, and Renukaji on the Giri in Himachal. The states have already signed the agreement of sharing the benefits of the Lakhwar project in August 2018.

Gadkari said after signing the agreement, "The agreement among the states concerned regarding the Kisau project would be reached soon."

Renukaji Dam project has imagined as a storage project on the Giri river (the tributary of the Yamuna) in Sirmour district of Himachal. It envisages construction if 148 m-high rock-filled dams for the supply of 23 cumec water to Delhi and other basin states. The project will also generate 40 MW of power during peak flow, It is proposed to be executed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL), the live storage of Renukaji project is 0.404 MAF and total submergence area is about 1,508 hectares in the territory of Himachal.

“After construction of the project, the flow of the Giri will increase about 110 percent which will meet the drinking water needs of Delhi and the other Yamuna basin states up to some extent in the lean period,” Gadkari said.