The Centre’s green panel has given approval to the Rs 4,640.88-crore Kiru hydroelectric power project to be developed on Chenab river in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Last month in a meeting, the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment Ministry had examined the proposal. Based on its recommendations, the ministry will soon take a call on giving the final green nod. “After detailed deliberations, EAC recommended the grant of Environment Clearance (EC) for the 623 MW Kiru HydroElectric Project with additional recommendations,” as per the minutes of the meeting held on February 8-9. The Kiru project will be developed by Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt Ltd, a joint venture among NHPC, J&KState Power Development Corporation and Power Trading Corporation of India.