Dehradun, April 11
Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh will work together on the Kishau Dam Project. It will now be a joint venture. A meeting was held at Shimla today between Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain and Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy, where it was decided that the two states would prepare a Special Purpose Vehicle on the basis of which they would work together on the project.

Himachal Pradesh has demanded that 90 per cent of the total cost be borne by the Central Government. Uttarakhand would also stress on this.
This project would benefit Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and the remaining 10 per cent of the cost would be borne by these states. 660 MW of electricity will be produced by this Rs.7193 crore project, which will provide irrigation to 97,076 hecatres and 619 MCM of drinking water.
The SPV will be prepared in a week's time and within the next 15 days, an MoU will be signed at Dehradun between the two states in the presence of the CMs of both states.
UJVNL Chairman Subhash Kumar, Infrastructure Development Commissioner Rakesh Sharma and Principal Secretary (Power) SS Sandhu expressed their views at the meeting.

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