DVC’s Rs 10 thousand crore Hydel Power Plant in Lugu Buru, Jharkhand eclipsed, letter written to the Center

Ranchi, Sunil Chaudhary: A 1500 MW capacity pumped storage hydel power plant is to be set up by DVC at Luguphar in Bokaro district of Jharkhand. On the other hand, in the TAC (Tribal Advisory Council) meeting held on November 16, it was said that it should be banned. After this, DVC management has written a letter to the Union Energy Ministry and informed it. Also, guidelines have been sought in this regard. Information about the decision taken in TAC regarding the project has been given through a letter. An official of the civil department of DVC said that no official information has been received from the state government in this regard. Information about TAC’s decisions was received only through newspapers. In the TAC meeting on 16 November, it was unanimously decided not to allow the proposed project to be established on Lugu mountain, the religious heritage of tribal Santalis, under any circumstances. In the meeting, TAC Chairman Chief Minister Hemant Soren had said that the state government will work to preserve Lugu mountain, the religious heritage of faith and belief of the tribal community, at any cost.

The plant is to be built at a cost of Rs 10 thousand crores

DVC officials said that there is a proposal to set up a 1500 MW capacity pumped storage hydel power plant here at a cost of Rs 10 thousand crores. The electricity produced from this is cheap and environment friendly. Central Government in the year 2021 DVC For this, two projects were approved in Lugu Pahad and Panchet Dam of West Bengal. Under this, it is proposed to construct an upper dam on the Kaira Waterfall Lugu Pahad drain and a dam on the river of Bokaro DVC. DVC officials said that currently work is going on on a 1000 MW pumped storage plant in Panchet Dam, West Bengal. Next order is awaited at the plant in Jharkhand.

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