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Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Project : Order To Stop Work

Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Project : Order To Stop Work

With residents of the Joshimath town reporting an increase in landslides and hundreds of houses at the hill town in Uttarakhand developing cracks, the district administration has issued orders to stop work on the National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower project.

  • The Tapovan Vishnugad power plant is a 520MW run-of-river project being constructed on Dhauliganga River in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, India.
  • The plant is expected to generate approximately 2,558GWh of electricity per year.
  • NTPC is developing the project at an estimated cost of approximately INR 29.78bn ($677m).
  • Dhauliganga River rises in the vicinity of the Niti Pass in the border regions between Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and southwestern Tibet.

National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC):

  • NTPC Limited is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking incorporated under the Companies Act 1956.
  • It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi