Dehradun, January 23
The construction work of Vyasi Hydropower Project will begin in the month of February and of Lakhwad Project in May. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) chaired by its Chairman Subhash Kumar here yesterday. The meeting was held to discuss issues related to land transfer for various projects.

It may be noted that 4.036 hectare land had been acquired for Kaldigarh project. Kumar directed the officers to prepare a proposal for revised projects and forward them to Divisional Forest Officers and Nodal Officer, Forest Department, should forward it to Union Ministry of Forest and Environment (Central Zone), Lucknow, by February 27, 2013. In all 2.161 hectares land had been acquired for Asiganga- I project. This project was in it's last phase of completion when it’s D-tank, trench wear, power duct, power house, switchyard and side store were damaged in a cloudburst. Permission has been sought to construct these damaged structures in a nearby forest land.
Kumar said a total 2.302 hectares of reserved forest land had been acquired for Asiganag -II project and 2.934 hectares of land was to be acquired for Swarigad Project. He said that some objection was raised by Union Ministry of Forests and Environment (Central Zone) Lucknow, which has been resolved. He directed the officers to submit the land proposal to the Divisional Forest Officer, Uttarkashi, by January 24, 2013, and by January 25 it should be tabled in the office of Nodal Officer, Forest Department, Dehradun.
He said .9875 hectares had been acquired for under-construction 3.5 MW Limchagad Project at Uttarkashi and additional 3.288 hectares more was to be acquired. Representative of Nodal Officer, Dehradun, said that four complaints had been received against the proposal, which would be resolved in 4 days. Kumar said 9.975 hectares was to be acquired for the proposed 24 MW Bhilangana 2-A Project at Tehri district.
Kumar said that UJVNL had proposed for three hydropower projects, Bhilangana 2-A, 2-B and 2-C. He directed the officers to maintain proper distance among all the three projects after conducting geological and geo-technical survey. He said that mutation of 40 hectares barren land at Gram Kulha and 11.9 hectares at Lakhwad had been done

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