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CONTRIBUTION OF IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT IN HYDROPOWER PROJECTS OF THE STATE
 

After the Independence, the necessity of constructing water resources and hydropower projects were felt by the politicians of our country and many multi-purpose projects were conceived and executed. On December 23, 1949, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru laid a foundation stone at Dakpathar, 46 km from Dehradun, for construction of Yamuna Valley Hydroelectric Project Stage-I. But due to paucity of funds, the construction work could not be taken up immediately. The construction on the Project was started in 1956 and again had to be stopped in 1958, because Koch Dam was proposed to be constructed on river Yamuna in the upstream of Tajewala Head Works by State of Punjab and it was feared that the Yamuna Valley Hydroelectric Project Stage-I shall come under the submergence. However, the investigations and surveys conducted by the Engineers of Irrigation Department revealed that due to poor geological conditions, it was not feasible to construct the proposed Koch Dam Project. Later, in 1960, Yamuna Organisation was established and the work on Yamuna Valley Hydroelectric Project Stage-I was restarted in 1961 and completed successfully in just 5 years.
 

After the successful construction of Yamuna Valley Hydroelectric Project Stage-I, Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Scheme Stage-I was constructed successfully and commissioned in 1984. The Irrigation Department has attained expertise in the last 50 years in construction and maintenance of Civil Works of Hydropower Projects, which include Ichari Dam, Chhibro-Khodri Power Houses, Dakpathar Barrage, Asan Barrage, Dhalipur-Dhakrani Power Houses, Ram Ganga Dam, Chilla Hydropower and Maneri Bhali Stage-II Projects.
 

HYDROPOWER PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT
 

S.No. Project   Year Installed
Capacity, MW
1. Yamuna Hydroelectric Project Stage-I
(Dakpathar Barrage, Dhakrani, Dhalipur Power House)
1965 84.75
2. Yamuna Hydroelectric Project Stage-II Part 1
(Ichari Dam and Chhibro Power House)
1975 240
3. Yamuna Hydroelectric Project Stage-II Part-2
(Khodri Power House)
1984 120
4. Yamuna Hydroelectric Project Stage-IV Part 1
(Asan Barrage and Kulhal Power House)
1975 30
5. Yamuna Hydroelectric Project Stage-IV Part 2
(Khara Hydroelectric Project)
  1992 72
6. Chilla Hydroelectric Project 1981 144
7. Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Project Stage-I 1984 90
8. Ramganga Project, Kalagarh 1976 198


HYDROPOWER PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT AFTER CREATION OF THE STATE
 

After the creation of New State of Uttarakhand on November 9, 2000, Irrigation Department, Uttarakhand also constructed the Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Project Stage-II, commissioned in Feb. 2008, and remained primarily responsible for maintenance of hydropower projects in the State up to April 2010.
 

Barrage at Uttarkashi

304MW Power House at Dharasu


DPR's Prepared by the Department
 

S.No Project Valley Installed capacity (MW) Approximate Cost (Crore Rs.)/Base Year
1. Kishau Dam Tons 600 3455(1998)
2. Tuini-Plasu Tons 45 252(2000)
3. Pala Maneri Bhagirathi 416 1248(1999)
4. Loharinag Pala Bhagirathi 520 902(1995)
5. Tapovan Vishnugad Dhauliganga 360 739(1996)
6. Bawla Nandprayag Alaknanda 132 507(1996)
7. Song Dam Drinking Water Project Song 6 534(2005)
8. Kotli Bhel Dam Ganga 1000 4393(1996)
9. Jamrani Dam Project Gola 14 2350.56(2015)


Feasibility Reports Prepared by the Department
 

S.No Project Valley Installed capacity (MW) Approximate Cost (Crore Rs.)/Base Year
1. Deora Mori Tons 27 112(1995)
2. Mori-Hanol Tons 27 215(1995)
3. Hanuman-Chatti - Syana-Chatti Yamuna 33 149(2000)
4. Barnigad-Naiangaon Yamuna 34 234(2000)
5. Chunni-Semi Mandakini 26 110(1996)
6. Markura Lata Dhauliganga 45 154(1996)
7. Lata Tapovan Dhauliganga 108 247(1996)
8. Vishnugad Pipalkoti Alaknanda 340 1048(1996)
9. Utyasu Dam Alaknanda 1000 1985(1996)


Appraisal Reports Prepared by the Department
 

S.No Project Valley Installed capacity (MW) Approximate Cost (Crore Rs.)/Base Year
1. Hanol-Tuini Tons 45 144(2000)
2. Arakot-Tuini Tons 70 231(2000)
3. Jakhol Sankhari Tons 60 90(1995)
4. Bhainro Ghati - I Bhagirathi 324 640(1995)
5. Bhainro Ghati - Ii Bhagirathi 240 2736(1995)
6. Barkot-Kuwa Yamuna 30 172(2000)
7. Syana Chatti-Gangani Yamuna 45 205(2000)
8. Bhuinder Ganga Alaknanda 20 86(1996)
9. Karnaprayag Dam Alaknanda 252 637(1996)
10. Pinder Ghati Scheme Pinder 112 729(1995)
11. Padli Dam Pinder 27 84(1996)


Projects Identified by the Department
 

S.No Project Valley Installed capacity (MW) Approximate Cost (Crore Rs.)/Base Year Remarks
1. Bhilangana Bhilangana 19 50(1995) Identified
2. Pancheshwar Dam Sharda 1000 3000(1987) Initial investigations were carried out by the Deptt. and the project was transferred to CWC, New Delhi in 1981.
3. Purnagiri Dam Sharda 1000 1000(1990) Identified, investigations not started.
4. Chamgad Dam Saryu 400 1251.2(1986) Feasibility Report prepared by the deptt.
5. Sheraghat Dam Saryu 45 322.38(1986) Financially not viable due to high generation cost.
6. Balighat Binola Dam Saryu 15 133.15(1986) Financially not viable due to high generation cost.
7. Babas Dam Kosi 88 38.93(1986) Due to non availability of additional water in Kosi river, not found viable.
8. Khairna Project Kosi 20 65(1986) Investigations not started
9. Barseemi Dam Kosi 12 49(1986) Due to non availability of additional water in Kosi river, not found viable.
10. Quarab Dam Kosi 20 67(1986) Due to non availability of additional water in Kosi river, not found viable
11. Purvi Ramganga Dam Ramganga 45 135(1986) 3 dam sites were found unsuitable due to availability of calcareous rocks. Further investigations were not started
12. Hardhawa Chheena Ramganga 10 40(1986) Non availability of land for irrigation and higher generation cost.

 
 
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Uttarakhand Irrigation Department
Engineer In Chief
Yamuna Colony
Dehradun 248001

Fax : 0135-2530170, 2530916(Off.)
Email : einc.ukirrigation@gmail.com 
 
 

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