Delay in comnissiong of NHPC’s Teesta Low Dam-IV project

December 21, 2015

The parliament was informed of a delay in commissioning of NHPC’s 160-MW Teesta Low Dam-IV hydroelectric project in West Bengal ,scheduled during the next fiscal.
Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha ,”Teesta Low Dam-IV is scheduled to be commissioned during 2016-17.. is running behind the schedule on account of… reasons (like) delay in forest clearance… cash crunch of the civil contractor (HCC) ,agitation by local organisations and flash floods in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
He added that  the two Hydro Electric projects (HEPs) viz. Teesta Low Dam-IV (160 mw) and Rammam-III (120 MW) in the state of West Bengal were accorded Techno Economic Clearance (TEC) by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

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