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As on April 2015




Tehri Dam & HPP (1000 MW) comprises a 260.5 M high Earth & Rockfill dam which is one of the highest dams of its type in the world, a Spillway System designed for PMF of 15540 cumecs and a drop of 220m, having one Chute Spillway and four Shaft Spillways and an underground Power House housing four Turbine/ Generator sets of 250 MW each, designed to operate with a head variation of 90 m.


Project was commissioned in 2006-07 and all four machines of Tehri HPP are under commercial operation. Besides providing much needed power to the Northern Grid, the command area is availing irrigation benefits from the Project and drinking water is being supplied to Delhi and UP.




All four units (Unit-IV, Unit-III, Unit-II & Unit-I) were synchronized with the Northern Grid in July’ 06, Oct’06, Jan’07 & Mar’07 and are in commercial operation w.e.f. 22nd Sep’06,        9th Nov’06, 30th March’07 & 9th July’ 07 respectively.


2.0       GENERATION

Details of generation from Tehri HPP for the previous years are as under:








    Target (MU)

    Achievement (MU)

























































Details of generation from Tehri HPP for the current F.Y. 2015-16 are as under:            







    Target (MU)

    Achievement (MU)







(F.Y. 2015-16 target 2920MU)







Approved Completion cost of the project is ` 8392.45 Cr. including IDC plus contingent liabilities on account of arbitration award/ court cases etc, as per actual but not exceeding  ` 967.38 Cr.


4.0       TARIFF

The tariff for the period 2006-09 had been approved by Hon’ble Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) on 16.04.13. THDCIL had filed a review petition on 29.05.14. Hon’ble CERC  has revised upward the AFCs by `19.59 Cr.  for the period 2006-09 vide order dated 05.06.14. The tariff for the period 2009-14 has been issued by Hon’ble CERC on 27.01.15.  









Koteshwar Hydro-Electric Project (400 MW), located 22 km downstream of Tehri, is an integral part of Tehri Power Complex comprising of Tehri Dam & HPP (1000 MW), Tehri PSP (1000MW) and Koteshwar HEP (400MW) to develop Hydro-electric potential of river Bhagirathi. It will facilitate the functioning of Tehri Power Complex as a major peaking station in Northern grid as reservoir created by Koteshwar Dam having a live storage capacity of 35.0 MCM will function as lower (balancing) reservoir for Tehri PSP. This project is also regulating water releases from Tehri reservoir for irrigation purpose.


Govt. of India approved the implementation of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project (4X100 MW) in April’2000; at a cost of ` 1301.56 Cr including IDC of ` 190.04 Cr at Oct.’99 price level. Standing Committee on Time & Cost overrun in its fourth meeting held on 18th July’ 12 decided that THDCIL will submit updated RCE incorporating anticipated Completion Cost. RCE has been vetted by CEA to  vide letter dated 09.10.13 which works to                ` 2558.79 Cr including IDC & FC of ` 383.88 Cr at Mar’12 PL.


 General layout of the Project is enclosed as Exhibit-I.






All four units (Unit-I, Unit-II, Unit-III & Unit-IV) were synchronized with the Northern Grid in March’ 11, March’11, Jan’12 & Mar’12 respectively and are in commercial operation w.e.f. 1st Apr’11, 26th Oct’11, 13th Feb’12 & 1st Apr’ 12 respectively.


2.0       GENERATION


Details of generation from Koteshwar HEP are as under:









Target (MU)

Achievement (MU)




























Details of generation from Koteshwar HEP  for the current F.Y. 2015-16 are as under:





    Target (MU)

    Achievement (MU)







(F.Y. 2015-16 target 1180MU)





3.0       PROGRESS OF ONGOING Works:



·      With a progress of 15 holes during the month, total 277 holes (out of 334 holes) have been drilled. Drilling of balance holes is in progress.


·      Grouting through 32 nos. large dia holes is in progress to fill the gaps between the aggregate already filled in diversion tunnel and tunnel lining including any annular space left in the lining and overcut portion. Balance Curtain Grouting along road from dam top to diversion tunnel inlet at Left bank is in progress.


·      Construction of Portal for Access Adit parallel to diversion tunnel from EL 635.0 M has been completed. Tunnel excavation (7.5 m dia) in a length of 10 m length has been completed.


·      For taking up the work of retaining wall in between Diversion tunnel outlet and Bailey bridge, concreting of one lift in two blocks of 7 m each has been placed. Further work of excavation and concrete placement is in progress.


·      Drilling of drainage holes in Main Access Tunnel of Power House is in progress.


·      Concrete lining at EL 590 berm and work of Sain Nalah spillage are in progress.





Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project till Apr’15 is   ` 2749.23 Cr. This is including IDC & FC of ` 383.88Cr.




During Apr’15, an expenditure of ` 1.73 Cr. has been incurred on Koteshwar HEP against budget estimate of ` 5.23 Cr.




The tariff is being charged provisionally now as per Hon’ble CERC’s order dated 15.05.14. Hon’ble CERC has considered 85% of Capital Cost as on COD of the station while determining AFC for the period 2011-14.



1.0       BACKGROUND

Tehri PSP comprising of four reversible pump turbine units of 250 MW each involves construction of an Underground Machine Hall on the left bank of river Bhagirathi.  The main feature of the Project is the large variation of about 90 m between the maximum and minimum head, under which the reversible units shall operate. The operation of Tehri PSP is based on the concept of recycling of water discharged between upper reservoir and lower reservoir. The Tehri Dam reservoir shall function as the upper reservoir and Koteshwar reservoir as the lower balancing reservoir.


On completion, additional generating capacity of 1000 MW, peaking power will be added to the Northern Region (annual generation of 1268 million units). For pumping operation of reversible units during off-peak hours, the energy requirement will be of the order of      1712 MU limited to maximum of 1000 MW during off-peak hours. With the construction of Tehri PSP, Tehri Hydro Power Complex shall function as a major peaking station having an installed capacity of 2400 MW.




Govt. of India approved the execution of Pumped Storage Plant (4X250 MW) in  July-2006, at a cost of ` 1657.60 Cr including IDC of ` 81.64 cr. at Dec.’ 05 price level with debt equity ratio of 70:30.



CCEA has approved Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of the Project amounting to ` 2978.86 Cr. including IDC of ` 405.04 Cr. at Apr-10 PL in Nov’11.



Layout of Tehri PSP Project is enclosed at Exhibit - II 


4.1       Works already executed before award of EPC contract

Essential works of Tehri PSP already completed along with the execution of Tehri Stage-I & before award of EPC contract are as follows:

·      Two Headrace Tunnels for PSP

·      Intakes for Headrace Tunnels of PSP                                                          

·      Transformer Hall constructed under Tehri Stage-I has been planned to accommodate Generator Transformers for the PSP also.

·      Main Cable Gallery 

·      Interface Facility (Civil works)

·      The protection wall in front of TRT outlet up to level of   El. 622.0 M.

·      Excavation of various Adits leading to Machine Hall, Down Stream Surge Shaft and link shafts to isolate approach of Tehri HPP from PSP works.


4.0         MAJOR WORKS



·      Major works of the Project are being executed through a single EPC contract. Agreement for EPC/Turnkey execution of the Project was signed with the consortium of M/S Alstom Hydro France and Hindustan Construction Company on 23rd July-2011. Work on the project has commenced w.e.f.  27th Jul-11 with a contractual completion time of 54 months. 



5.0       CIVIL WORKS:


5.1       Construction of Approach Adits & Drainage Galleries:


·      Design & Drawings of all access Adits and Drainage Galleries have been issued.

·      13 Access Adits to different structures (total 2106 RM) have been completed.

·      Major portion of Drainage Galleries of different structures (total 1429.90 RM) have been completed.

5.2       Upstream Surge Shafts (3 & 4) :-



·      Design & drawings for General arrangement, Plan, L-section, Excavation & Support of Upstream Surge shaft top chambers and its grouting galleries along with Grouting details of existing HRTs have been issued.

·      Excavation of Pilot shafts in Upstream Surge Shaft (HRT-4 & HRT- 3) (total length 280RM) has been completed.

·      Excavation of two Grouting cum Drainage Galleries around Upper Chambers of U/s Surge Shaft-3 one reaching to top of Chamber and other to bottom of the Chamber  are in progress and completed in a length of 41.5 RM out of total 85RM and 15 RM out of total 88 RM respectively  .

·      Work of slashing of Top chamber -U/s Surge Shaft 3 can only be taken up after excavation of Grouting Gallery reaching to top of Chamber.

·      Excavation of one Grouting cum Drainage Gallery around Upper Chambers of U/s Surge Shaft-4 reaching to top of Chamber is also in progress and completed in a length of 46 RM out of total 151 RM.

·      Slashing of Top chamber- U/s Surge Shaft-4 is in progress and has been completed 2100 Cum out of total 3750 Cum.

5.3       Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC):


·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support including Instrumentation and Monitoring of Crown slashing, first bench and Drainage Gallery protection work have been issued.

·      Crown slashing of Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC) has already been completed.

·      Excavation of Drainage Gallery U/s of BVC total length 156 RM has also been completed.

·      Due to poor geological conditions, Deformations were noticed in above Drainage gallery. Hence, further benching requires treatment of drainage gallery and the same has been completed. Installation of Cable anchors between drainage gallery and BVC and work of installation of rock bolts in crown of BVC are in progress as additional support measures.

·      Thereafter, benching of BVC will be taken up by first week of Jun-15

5.4       Penstock Assembly Chamber (PAC):


·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support including Instrumentation and Monitoring of Crown slashing have been issued.

·       Crown slashing of Penstock Assembly Chamber (PAC) has been completed. Benching in PAC will start after excavation of two benches in BVC.

5.5       Penstocks:


·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support including Instrumentation and Monitoring of Lower Penstock chamber, Lower Horizontal Penstocks, Lower horizontal penstock Vertical Bend, Lower horizontal Penstock unit-8 junction with Power House Carven, Upper Horizontal Penstock between PAC and BVC have been issued. 

·      Excavation of Lower Penstock Chamber has already been completed.

·      Excavation of all four Lower Horizontal Penstocks P- 5, P- 6, P- 7 and P- 8 has been completed except in 30 m length each to be excavated from Machine hall side.

·      Excavation of Pilot shaft of Vertical penstock P-5 (135 m) has been completed.

·      Excavation of Pilot Shaft in P-6 and P-7 are in progress and completed up to 84 RM and 81RM respectively out of  135 RM each.

5.6       Bus bar Chamber:


·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support of Bus Bar Chamber, Busbar Tunnels-End wall, upper horizontal galleries and Bus bar Shaft have been issued.

·      Excavation of Bus bar chamber has been completed (Total length 92 m).

·      Excavation in Bus bar Galleries No -5, 6 & 7 is also in progress and completed in a length 41.5 RM out of 87.4 RM, 50 RM out of 107.10 RM and 77.0 RM out of 108.70 respectively. While Bus bar gallery no-8 has been completed during the month (Total length 113.10 RM).

·      Excavation of Busbar Vertical Shaft- 5, 7 and 8 has been taken up during the month and same is in progress.




5.7       Machine Hall:-


·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support including instrumentation & monitoring for Benching of Machine hall & Control room Area upto El 580 M,  Crane beam including made up section in Service bay area and Unit area have been issued.

·      Excavation of upper Drainage gallery of M/c hall has been completed (total 468 RM).

·      Excavation of lower Drainage gallery of M/c hall is near completion (total 533 RM).

·      Benching of Machine Hall upto EL. 590RM has been completed.

·      Benching between EL. 590 RM and EL 582 is under progress. 6000 Cum excavation has been done for Benching in Control room and Service bay area of Machine hall. Cumulative excavation done in machine hall is  1,07,507 Cum out of total 2,20,000 Cum. Present level in Machine hall is El.582 in Control Room , EL 584m in Service Bay and El. 589m in Unit areas.

·      With the Casting of Crane beam in Unit-7 area during the month, Crane beam casting in Unit-5, 6 and 7 area has been completed. Reinforcement and Shuttering for crane beam in Unit-8 area is in progress.

·      Drilling of holes and installation of cable anchors in Crane beam in Service Bay area is in progress. 

5.8       D/S Surge Shafts (3 & 4):-



·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support of D/s Surge Shaft Upper Chambers including link portion have been issued.

·      Excavation of Drainage gallery around D/s Surge Shaft has been completed (total 168 RM).

·      Pilot shaft excavation of D/s Surge Shaft -3 & 4  has already been completed.

·      Excavation of drainage gallery (EL. 596 m) around D/s Surge Shaft (168RM) has also been completed.

·      As per revised drawing, Excavation of D/s Surge Shafts Top chambers can only be taken up after plugging of part portion falling outside chamber area of already excavated Adit. Plugging of Adit is in progress and 881.5 Cum Concreting out of total 2500 Cum has been completed.


5.9       Tail Race Tunnels (TRT-3&4):-


·      Design & drawings for Excavation & Support of TRTs have been issued.


·      Heading excavation in full face of TRT-3 has been completed in a length of 390 RM, while heading excavation in drift has been completed in a length of 63.50 RM against total 1070 RM. 

·      Heading excavation in full face of TRT-4 has been completed in a length of 287 RM, while heading excavation in drift has been completed in a length of 170.40 RM against total 1160 RM.


5.10    TRT Outlet :

·      Design & Drawing for Road Protection work near TRT outlet have been issued. Work is being taken up.

5.11    Ventilation Tunnel:-

·      Design & Drawing for Excavation & Support, Concrete Lining & contact grouting have been issued.

·      Excavation of Ventilation tunnel is in progress and has been completed in a length of 413 RM out of total 581 RM.


6.0        Electro-Mechanical Works:

6.1       Design & Drawings for EM works: Status of Design & Drawings for EM works is as follows:  

EM Design Status for Tehri PSP as on 30.04.15



Document Type

Document Submitted during the period (1 Apr - 30 Apr 2015)

Cumulative document submitted till 30 Apr  2015

Document Approved during the  period 1  Apr 15- 30 Apr 2015)

Cumulative document Approved  till 30 Apr 2015

Document being reviewed at THDCIL’s end on   30 Apr 2015

Revised document awaited from Alstom’s end cumulative   till 30 Apr 2015



























List of document approved during the period 1st Apr 15 – 30th Apr 15


L1 Design Document Approved


1)  15.75 kV Power Evacuation Electrical Switches GCB & RDS Braking Switch Design Memo approved on 02.04.15.

2)  HPP Transformer Cavern GA approved on 16.04.15.

3)  GSU Transformer Voltage Ratio Definition, Rev E approved on 16.04.15.


L2 Design Documents approved:


1)  IPBD and VSI Bus System-Technical Datasheet, Rev D approved on 02.04.15.

2)  Powerhouse Dewatering & Flooding System – Control System-Functional Analysis, Rev A approved on 03.04.15

3)  15.75 IPBD & Equipment CT & VT Calculation, Rev E approved on 16.04.15

4)  Generator DE Shaft machined, Rev E approved on 16.04.15.

5)  Surge Arrestor Structural Design, Rev C approved on 16.04.15.

6)  Surge Arrestor Structural Design Calculation, Rev B approved on 16.04.15.

7)  CVT Structural Design, Rev C approved on 16.04.15.



8)  CVT Structural Design Calculation, Rev B approved on 16.04.15.

9)  15.75 & 11 kV Switchgear Panels – Spare Parts List Rev B approved on 16.04.15.

10)       400kV Line Bay CT /PT Calculation Note, Rev E approved on 15.04.15


6.2       Status of supplies:


·      Onshore

Ø Draft Tube Elbow, liner & embedments for Unit No. 5, 6, 7 & 8 received at Site.

Ø Stator core laminations for U#5, 6, 7 and 8 (Lot 1 & 2) received & stored at Rishikesh.

Ø Stator Frame (U#5), Spiral case of U#5,6 and 7, Spiral case extension pipe (U#5), and Embedment for spiral casing & Stay ring of U#5,U#6 and U#7 have been received at Site.

Ø Surge arrestor (3+1) with mandatory spares received at Site.

Ø  Station service Transformer- Transformer for breaking w/o grid voltage are received at Site.

Ø Earthing & grounding system -Embeded earthing materials –Lot-1  received at Site.

Ø 02 Nos. EOT crane with runway rails (2 lots) and all Embedment received at Site.

Ø 01 No. EOT crane with runway rails and all Embedment for Butterfly Valve Chamber have been received at Site.

Ø BFV U/S Sleeve for U#6 and 7 received at Site but 01 item (out of 03) i.e. part No.201 is awaiting clerance from QA.


Ø BFV D/s sleeve for U#5 received at Site.

Ø All the 04 GSU Transformers received and stored at Mechanical workshop, Koti colony, Tehri.

Ø CVT’s -03 Nos received at site.

Ø Turbine Shaft for Unit No. 6 received & stored at site.

Ø Following Equipments of Compressed Air system received at site.

Ø Compressors (LP)-02 Lots, Air Receiver Tank-02 Lots, Air Dryer -02 lots, Pressure Reducer-02 lots, Instruments-02 lots & miscellaneous items for Compressed Air System -02 lots.

·      Off-shore

Ø Stator bars for Unit-5 has been received and stored at Rishikesh.

Ø Turbine Shaft for Unit No. 5 received and stored at Site.

Ø GIS and GIB equipments–out of 08 lots, 07 lots received at Site and 01 lot is in transit.

Ø Inspection of Circuit breakers (05 Nos) for GIS/GIB is completed and materials are under transit.


6.3       Status of Erection/fabrication:

Ø Fixing of embedments in service bay, U#5, U#6 and U#7 crane beam  area has already been completed.


7.0       Hydro- Mechanical Works:

7.1       Design & Drawings for HM works:


Level-1 Design document

·      Level-1 Design of HM equipment including penstock steel liner has been approved.


Level – 2 Design & Drawings documents

a)  Penstock Steel Liners

·      Level -2 Design & Drawings for Penstock Steel Liners (Except D/s Bifurcations) have been approved.

·      Revised design of U/s Bifurcation has been received on 17-02-2015. The same has been approved on 10-03-15.

·      Revised drawings for U/s Bifurcation (07 Nos.) have been received on 15-03-15. The same have been approved on 15-04-15.

·       Level-2 drawings pertaining to top horizontal (U/s bifurcation) have been received on 10-03-15.The same have been approved on 23-03-15.

·      Revised WPS document for ASTM-517 Gr. F (SAW & SMAW procedure) along with PQR, and test report pertaining to penstock steel liner have been received on 03-01-2015. The same have been reviewed with Status B- “Comply with comments” on 13-01-15.

·      WPS document for S 460 ML (SAW & SMAW procedure) pertaining to penstock steel liner have been received on 05-02-2015. The same have been reviewed and comments have been sent to consortium on 03-03-15.

·      Revised WPS document for FCAW welding procedure (ASTM 517 Gr. F & S 460 ML Material) pertaining to penstock steel liner have been received on 13-03-2015. The same have been approved on 10-04-15.

·      Erection Methodology of penstock is expected by first week of May 2015.


b) Gates & Hoists

·      Revised design (02 Nos.) and drawings (09 Nos.) pertaining to Draft Tube gates have been received from consortium on 16-01-15. Comments on the same have been sent to consortium on 13-02-15. Revised documents are awaited from consortium.

·      Design & drawings for TRT outlet, Trash racks & Stoplog Gates will be submitted by Consortium after finalization of layout & Hydraulic Model Study of TRT outlet.


7.2 Status of supplies:

Ø Steel plates about 7213 MT received at site against planned quantity of 9800MT.


7.2       HM Fabrication/Erection works: Fabrication of Penstock Steel liners (lower horizontal portion) is under progress and 58 ferrules of 2.5 m length each for lower horizontal Penstock has completed



Physical progress of project works executed till the reporting month of Apr-15 is attached as Annexure-I.


8.0       Issues to be Resolved



8.1       Asena quarry lease extention:


·      Mining related activities in Asena Quarry were suspended w.e.f. 1st April’13. As per the decision in the CCI PMG 5th and 6th meetings on 11.08.2014 and 7.11.2014 respectively, revised Environment Clearance from SEIAA was provided on 3rd Jan-15. Suspension on quarrying from Asena was revoked by DM, Tehri on 11.02.2015 just before the expiry of the validity of Lease i.e.13.02.2015.

·      Proposal for lease extension was submitted to DM, Tehri on 01.01.2015. Distt.  Administration being regularly pursued to extend the lease.

·      In reference to the above letter, DM Tehri instructed to Distt. Mining Deptt , Forest Deptt, Revenue Deptt, Irrigation Deptt & Geology Deptt for submission of their joint inspection report  required for renewal of above lease deed vide letter dated 27.01.2015.

·      Joint Sec, MOP vide letter dt. 12th Feb’15 requested GoUK for expediting action for resumption of mining lease of Asena quarry for Tehri PSP works.

·      Now for lease extension, Procedure being followed by GoUK is same as that for fresh lease, which may take more time.

·      Reports of Geology Deptt., Mining Deptt., Forest deptt, Irrigation Deptt. and Revenue Deptt. after arranging  visits of their Officials to Asena has also been submitted to DM(Tehri), But approval still pending .

·      In absence of permission for mining activity at Asena for aggregate & crushed sand, progress of Concreting is slow. It has also led to delay in installation of Crushing Plant.

·      In future requirement of aggregate and sand will be more which cannot be met out from open market (Rishikesh/Haridwar) and will lead to huge Time and Cost overrun in Project.


8.2       5Ha. Land diversion for dumping area at Village Chopra:


·      4.668 Ha. Land diversion case for dumping area at Village Chopra is pending. In Aug-2013 Land Diversion case was submitted to DFO. DFO in Feb-14 submitted the same to DM(Tehri).

·      The Issue was raised by THDCIL in 6th CCI PMG Meeting held on 07.11.14.The Committee directed that Forest Deptt./ DM should resolve the issue of land for dumping immediately.

·      Matter being followed up regularly. GM (Tehri Complex) also requested DM(Tehri) vide letter dtd. 30.12.14 that all required documents and reports have been submitted and in line with the  decision of 6th CCI PMG Meeting, permission shall be granted.

·      THDCIL  has been asked to submit the documents online, which is under progress.


9.0 Commissioning Schedule:

The contractor is being pursued regularly to improve upon progress of works. Project is expected to be commissioned by May- 2018.

10.0 Expenditure on the Project

Expenditure incurred on Tehri PSP Project till Apr’15 is  ` 1198.23Cr. This is including IDC & FC of ` 94.46 Cr.

11.0    Budget Estimate V/S Expenditure


During Apr’15, an expenditure of ` 9.21Cr. has been incurred on Tehri PSP against budget estimate of ` 34.92Cr.





Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (4x111 MW) is a run-of-the-river scheme. It envisages construction of a 65 M high concrete diversion dam harnessing a gross head of 237 M on river Alaknanda (a major tributary of river Ganga). The project is located in district Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand, 225 km from Rishikesh on NH-58.


·      Capacity addition of 444 MW in the Northern Region, reducing peaking power shortage in the region.


·      Annual Energy Generation of 1674 MU (90% dependable year).

·      Integrated Development of Chamoli / Garhwal region in the areas of employment, communication, education, health, tourism, development of Flora & Fauna etc.


·      Out of 13% free power to the home state Uttarakhand, 1% shall be utilized for contribution towards local area development.






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Description of Approvals



Signing of MoU between THDCIL and GoUK for investigation & preparation of DPR



Signing of Implementation agreement.



Approval of Commercial viability of the project by CEA.



Approval of Techno-Economic clearance to the project by CEA.



Investment approval to the project amounting to Rs. 2491.58 Cr (March-08 PL) by CCEA.



Revision in “Minimum Environmental Flow” by MoEF from 3 Cumecs to 15.65 Cumecs. 



Stage-1 clearance of 80.507 Ha forest land by MoEF.



Final approval for transfer of 80.507 Ha of forest land by MoEF. 



Issuance of G.O. for transfer of 80.507 Ha of forest land by GoUK.



Signing of Lease agreement for 80.507 Ha. Forest land.



Declaration of 80.507 Ha. Land as protected forest







The Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) amounting to ` 3745.08 Cr (including IDC & FC of           ` 309.53 Cr) at Oct-11 PL was submitted to MOP on 28th Mar-12. The same                                                       was forwarded to CEA by MOP for checking.  Observations of CEA regarding IDC were replied. CEA communicated vide their letter dated 18th Sep-12 that RCE submitted may be treated as returned as approval of revised design energy may take time. Updated flow series of VPHEP upto May’2013 has been approved by CWC. Issue pertaining to approval of Design Energy has been taken up with CEA and is in progress.





Major civil works includes a 65 M high Concrete dam, 13.4 Km long Head Race Tunnel, 3.07 Km long Tail Race Tunnel, Spillway, Underground Power House & Transformer hall,   3 nos. Sedimentation Chambers, U/S and D/S Surge Shafts. The layout plan of the project is enclosed as Exhibit – III.




·      Construction of the project is proposed to be funded with a Debt: Equity ratio of 70:30. The Equity portion; 50% is to be shared by THDCIL and remaining 50 % is to be shared by GOI and GOUP in the ratio of 75: 25 respectively.

·      For the funding of the debt portion (70 %) of the project, loan agreement for US $ 648 million has been signed with World Bank on 10th Aug-11. The loan includes US $ 10 million for Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening (CBIS).The loan has become effective from 7th Nov-11 with tenure of 29 years.  





·      Geological investigations at all locations of the project and various required studies have been completed.

     The Power House has been planned in Hat village (out of Dolomite zone) between Ch. 300 - 446 M.  Accordingly, cross drift (total 75 M) at new location at Ch. 410 M on R/S has been excavated. As part of intensive investigations, the drift has further been extended upto 90 M at Ch. 500 M. Cross cuts could not be completed due to hurdles created by Harsari villagers. To resolve the issue, DM (Chamoli) convened the meeting of Harsari villagers and issued instructions to plan drift / adit from outside the boundary of Harsari village.  

·      Accordingly and also on recommendations of Project Review Panel ( PRP) to shift the Power House to PH #4 location, a new drift  avoiding Harsari village has been taken up and the excavation has been completed up to the entire length of  the drift upto the junction of the old drift.






Rehabilitation & Resettlement :


THDC India Ltd has formulated a Rehabilitation & Resettlement policy (R&R Policy) for the Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project. The Policy is based on the National Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policy 2007 (NRRP-2007) incorporating the better features considering the World Bank Guidelines on Involuntary Settlement and needs and expectations of the stakeholders.


The Policy addresses the R&R issues through proactive approach and appropriate Planning on Land Acquisition. Besides disbursement of compensation by Special Land Acquisition Officer (SLAO), the Policy envisages provisions of grants and other benefits considering the categories and the Entitlements.


For effective implementation of R&R policy, Rehabilitation Action Plan (RAP) has been formulated so that after reasonable transition period, the affected families improve, at least regain their previous standard of living, earning capacity and production levels. For implementation of R&R activities, a reputed local NGO Shri Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram (SBMA) has been engaged


Land Acquisition:

·      A total of 132.029 Ha. of Private land and forest land has been acquired for VPHEP of which 31.639 Ha is Private Land and 100.39 Ha is Forest Land.

·      The Implementation of Rehabilitation Action Plan (RAP) and R&R related Activities are presently under Progress. The Project has taken over the possession of requisite 31.639 Ha. of Private Land across 7 Villages. Around 87% Title Holders (TH) have received Land Compensation from Special Land Acquisition Officer (SLAO). Of the 07 Affected Villages, only one village i.e. Haat is getting relocated.

·      Under acquisition of 18.672 Ha. Haat village land, 1st list of 66 PAFs has been certified by District authorities. Accordingly, 1st installment of Special Package has been released among 58 PAFs. Out of the 58 PAFs, 56 PAFs have received 2nd installment and out of these 56 PAFs, 16 PAFs have demolished their old houses and received 3rd installment. 54 PAFs have completed construction of their houses.

·      Entitlement verification of 1st batch of applicants towards left out eligible PAFs entitled for Special Package has been completed by Committee Constituted by DM (Chamoli). The Committee has recommended names of 12 PAFs eligible for Special Package. Agreement has been signed with 10 PAFs and for remaining 2 PAFs, signing of Agreement is under process. Meanwhile, 7 PAFs have received Single & Final Installment of `10 Lacs each after demolishing their houses. In addition, 01 PAF has received part payment of ` 6 lacs (Released in two Installments). The PAF`s are already residing in their alternate houses at Mayapur.

·      Apart from above, R&R assistance of `.10 lacs has been disbursed to 2 PAFs after demolition of their old houses at Harsari village.


Till date, out of the 80 PAFs, 55 PAFs have shifted to their new occupancy.



Social Responsibilities: 


·      Various skills up-gradation & income restoration programs are being undertaken for livelihood promotion and better employment opportunities for the Project Affected People (PAP). Various Trainings comprising of dairy farming, vermin composing, cutting & tailoring, knitting, kroiler management, Napier grass production, Production of cash crops, promotion of Tulsi for herbal medicines, horticulture activities, bee keeping etc. have been imparted to PAPs. The tailoring and machine knitting training program undertaken for 30 women from Village Helong has been completed. During April’15, vegetable promotion program in some of the affected villages is proposed. Vegetable promotion program conducted in village Jaisal, El Dana and Daswana. Demonstration of vegetable cultivation through experts conducted and demonstration seeds (high yield seed) provided.


·      Apart from this, Vocational Trainings in hotel management, skill enhancement activities, etc. are also undertaken. The first batch of 06 unemployed youths from project affected villages have completed 3 months vocational training on basic electrician course from GMR foundation, New Delhi. The 2nd batch of 8 PAPs trainee students, one each from Jaisal, Helong, Gulabkoti, Batula and four from Haat village have completed Fitter Trade Training of 3 Months duration from ITI, Rudraprayag in Sept’14. In addition, 6 (six) Project Affected youths, 2 each from Haat and Jaisal and 1 each from Naurakh and Palla have completed training on Excavator Operation from GMR foundation, New Delhi in Dec’14.


·      Various community development programs in affected villages are in progress that comprise of; Infrastructure activities, drinking water supply, distribution of generators, school bags, School Uniforms, Sweaters etc.


·     The Scholarship Policy of VPHEP is in the process of implementation ever since its introduction in 2010. An amount of ` 1.31 lacs, ` 2.49 lacs &                                     ` 3.08 lacs have been disbursed among Students in accordance of scholarship policy of VPHEP during the academic year 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 respectively.


·      During the Academic Year 2014-15, 1st installment of Scholarship comprising three categories have been disbursed to 163 students. The students benefitted during the current academic year comprise of 84 Girls & 79 Boys. An amount of ` 1,78,700 stands disbursed towards 1st Installment & ` 1,77,200.00 towards 2nd installment.




Till date, around 530 students that include 285 Girls from Project Affected Villages have been benefitted from the said Scheme.

       Other Activities:


English Medium Senior Secondary School: THDCIL is planning to open an English Medium Senior Secondary School in Village Band Area. Band Vikas Samiti is facilitating transfer of requisite land for establishment of School. During the concluding day of Band Vikas Mela on 26th Dec., 2014, Hon`ble Chief Minister of Uttrakhand assured  immediate action by State Govt. on transfer of Land for English Medium School proposed for Construction by THDCIL. Hon’able MLA of Badrinath Constituency during his visit in March’15  also visited the proposed site with the concerning officials to expedite the transfer of land to THDCIL for opening of school.

 Awareness Camp on HIV / AIDS: Awareness Camp on HIV / AIDS for Labor / Workmen was organized at Dam Site, Helong on November 26th, 2014. During the Camp, the Workmen engaged with construction activities were appraised about the Facts & Myths on HIV / AIDS including the necessary precautions required combating AIDS. Pamphlets, Brochures etc. obtained from Uttrakhand State Aids Control (USACS) were distributed to the Work force.

 Band Vikas Mela: The Mela, signifying Industrial, Agricultural, Cultural heritage of Band Area is being organized in the Month of December each year. The Mela provides a platform towards display of Art & Culture of local community of Band Area and is witnessed by large population from Project affected Area of VPHEP. The Mela provides livelihood opportunity among local Population apart from gaining knowledge on various schemes being demonstrated by various Government Agencies.


THDCIL, VPHEP has been following the trend to install a stall. During the current Mela, various Reports on Social, Environmental & Technical viz. R&R Policy, RAP, EIA / EMP, Technical Reports etc. were displayed. Awareness on GRC & Women Safety was also undertaken and pamphlets etc were distributed to visitors. VPHE Project Operation was also demonstrated through animation during the Mela.      

   Infrastructure works:

·      All four bridges, approach roads to bridges, colony area, Dam site and Power house site, have been completed.          

·      Most of the infrastructure development works have been completed.  

·      Regarding 5 MVA load (66/33/11 kv Substation) each for Dam site and Power House site, MoU was signed with M/s Uttaranchal Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) on 02.12.2009.



After development of terrace, work of earth matting & supply of equipments for Substation at Power House was completed on 26.06.2013. Due to natural calamity in Uttarakhand in June’2013 and subsequent monsoon of 2014, road leading to Dam Site Substation was damaged severely and work of Substation at Dam Site got delayed. Now the road leading to Dam site Substation has been repaired and made motorable. The foundation work of Dam Site Substation has been completed and other works are in progress. Installation of equipment in Power House Sub-station building by UPCL is in progress.     


7.0 PROJECT STATUS: Project is being executed through two separate EPC         contracts and one Design Review Consultancy Package.


1.  Design Review Consultancy:

     Contract Agreement for Design Review Consultancy Package has been signed on 28th Dec-13 with M/S SMEC International Pty Ltd, Australia amounting to INR ` 10 Cr (appx.) and AUS $ 557 thousand (appx.). The work is in progress.


2.  Civil works and Hydro - Mechanical works :



      Civil & HM works awarded to M/S HCC Ltd and Agreement has been signed on 17.01.2014 amounting to INR 1597 Cr (appx.).


The progress during the month is as under: 


·      Heading excavation in Diversion Tunnel which was being done from inlet side was also commenced from outlet side. With a progress of 95 RM during the month as (against 57 RM previous month), heading excavation has been done for a length of 482 RM out of total 494 RM. 

·      For Desilting Chamber- 1, with a progress of 78 m during the month, Pilot tunnel of 8 m dia in a total length of 165 RM has been excavated out of total 390 RM.

·      With a progress of 40 RM during the month, excavation of Adit to bottom of Desilting Chamber -1 in a length of 130 RM has been completed and Adit reached up to the junction of DC1. Further excavation beyond junction for 160 RM in progress.

·      With a progress of 4 RM during the month, Adit to Intake Structure has been excavated in a length of 140 RM out of total 240 RM.

·      Portal Development for Adit 1 to HRT has been completed and Adit excavation has been done upto a length of 8 RM.

·      Ventilation Tunnel (VT) / Adit to Power House Top, has been excavated up to a length of 28 RM out of 434 RM.

·      After portal development work of Main Access Tunnel (MAT), 12 RM underground excavation work has been done out of 415 RM.

·      Development of TBM Platform (300m x 75 m) is in progress and 150m x 55 m area developed. 

·      Work at TRT outlet area has been stopped by local villagers. The issue has been taken up with Distt. Administration but work could not be resumed so far.


·      Honb’le District Court orders dt. 23rd Dec’14 for temporary injunction has further been extended upto 25.05.2015 to restrain the residents of village Haat and Harsaari from creating any obstruction in Power House area.


3.  Electro - Mechanical works :


The Electro-mechanical works have been awarded to Ms BHEL, Noida and contract has been entered into on 18.11.2014 for total Contract Price of  ` 360.36 Cr. and US$ 10.20 million with a completion period of 48 months w.e.f. 18.11.2014. Mobilization Advance of ` 33.71 Cr. and US $ 1.02 Million (appx.) has been released to M/s BHEL in Jan.’2015. Design and engineering is in progress.




The expenditure incurred on VPHEP Project till Apr-15 is ` 622.01Cr. including IDC & FC of   ` 27.48 Cr.




The project was originally conceived to be commissioned within 54 months from the award of Civil and HM works i.e. by July’2018. Contract for Electro-mechanical works could be signed in November’2014 with a completion period of 48 months i. e. by  Nov.’2018. A Master Control Network dovetailing the Civil & HM and EM Works is being prepared for effective follow up on interfacing issues and over all Project monitoring.


During Apr’15, an expenditure of ` 29.62 Cr. has been incurred on VPHEP against budget estimate of ` 14.10Cr.




Jhelum Tamak HEP (108 MW)


·      Updated DPR for installed capacity of 108MW was submitted to CEA on 4th Dec-12. Examination of the updated DPR of the Project is under progress in CEA.

·      Proposal for environmental clearance was put up to EAC in its 67th meeting held on 06.06.2013. MoM uploaded on MoEF’s web site. EAC has asked to submit a detailed note with plans of Nandadevi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR) and Valley of Flower (VOF) on the cumulative impact of Dhauli Ganga projects and mitigation measures to counter adverse impact on biodiversity of both NDBR and VOF for consideration of EAC in their next meeting while considering environment clearance. In the mean time Supreme Court (SC) in August’13 issued  directives to MoEF and GoUK not to grant any Environment Clearance / Forest Clearance for any HEP in the state of Utttarakhand till further orders. SC further directed MoEF to examine, as noticed by WII in its report, as to whether the proposed 24 projects (Jhelum Tamak is one of these 24 projects) are causing significant impact on the biodiversity of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River basins.   

·      An expert committee under chairmanship of Prof. Ravi Chopra was constituted by MoEF vide letter dated 15.10.13 to make a detailed study of the impacts of HEPs on the biodivesity of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river basins. Final decision in the matter is awaited.

·      Land case for stage-1 forest clearance of 88.29 Ha land was submitted to GoUK on 30.11.2012.  GoUK vide their letter dtd. 25.06.2013 have sought some information / documents like approved CAT plan, Digital map in CD, NOC from DM and affected Gram Sabha in prescribed format etc. for further consideration. All the information / documents have been submitted. Meeting with Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, GoUK has been held on 10th Sep-13 for approval of CAT Plan. The revised CAT plan after incorporating the points of MoM is to be submitted by DFO, NDBR to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, GoUK. GoUK has forwarded the case with their recommendations to MoEF, New Delhi vide letter dated 17th Dec-13.

·      Defense Clearance has been granted by Ministry of Defense on 05.03.2014.

Malari Jhelum HEP (114 MW)


·      The viability report of 65 MW has been cleared by CEA on 11.02.2014. Action for DPR preparation will be taken up after getting clearance of the project by Supreme Court.


Gohana Tal HEP

·      Feasibility Report (FR) of Gohana Tal HEP for installed capacity of 50 MW having estimated cost of ` 488.52 Crs. has been submitted on 31st Jan-2013 to Secretary (Energy), GoUK for approval of the scheme, so that DPR preparation work can be taken up.



 Karmoli & Jadhganga HEP's

As per Central Govt. Notification, the projects fall in the Eco-sensitive Zone. Hence no activities are being taken up for these projects.



The above  five Projects of THDCIL have been affected due to the Supreme Court order dated 13th Aug-2013 directing MoEF and State of Uttarakhand not to grant any Environmental clearance or Forest clearance for any hydro electric project in the State of Uttarakhand until further orders. Final decision in the matter is awaited. 

THDCIL has also filed a writ petition in Hon’ble Supreme Court on 06.09.2014 representing the case of Malari Jhelam and Jhelam Tamak HEP.




Bokang Bailing HEP (330MW)

A proposal for undertaking drilling and drifting activities at project site was submitted by THDCIL in Sep-11 with DFO, Pithoragarh. After consideration of proposals at various levels, the Chief Wildlife Warden, GoUK has forwarded its recommendations on the proposal to Principal Secretary (Forest & Env.), GoUK on 17th Oct-12. SBWL in meeting held on 16th March-2013 recommended the proposal for undertaking drilling and drifting activities at project site. MoM were issued on 03.05.2013. Proposal was forwarded by Principal Secretary, GoUK to MoEF on 21.06.2013 for further consideration of NBWL and according permission for drilling / drifting activities at project site. DIG (Wild Life), MoEF, GoI on 02.07.2013 requested CWLW, GoUK to submit some documents so that the proposal can be considered by NBWL. All the documents were submitted to DIG (Wild Life). Bokang Bailing HEP is excluded from the protected Askot Musk Deer Park Sanctuary. The proposal has been considered by NBWL in their meeting held on 12.08.2014. In the meeting, CWLW, GoUK has agreed for withdrawal of the proposal of Survey & Investigation as the project lies outside the protected area.






Dhukwan HEP is envisaged to be constructed at the toe of existing Dhukwan masonry cum earthen dam across Betwa river. The 8.22m high existing dam is 2972m long of which 1172m length is constructed in masonry/lime concrete while the remaining 1800m length is made of earthen. The masonry part of the dam is fitted with 383 no. of gates 8 feet high, capable to pass a discharge of 15160 cumecs.







SL. No.


Description of Approvals


2nd Sep09

Implementation agreement was signed with Govt of U.P. to take up DPR updation work of Dhukwa Small Hydro Project (24MW)


30th Jun10.

DPR was submitted to GOUP


20th Dec-10

DPR was cleared by MANIT on for techno-commercial vetting and for getting qualified for subsidy benefits.


29th Mar’11

THDCIL Board approved DPR of the project including investment at estimated cost of `195.42 Cr including   `12.89 Cr IDC at April-2010 PL as per the provisions of DPR. Equity portion i.e. 30% of the project cost shall be funded by the corporation from its internal resources.


18th Apr12.

Combined proposal for Stage-I Forest Clearance of 39 Ha land was submitted to State unit of MOEF


23rd May’12

State Advisory Group (SAG)  cleared the proposal


27th Nov’12

Stage-1 clearance of 39 Ha. Land with fulfillment of certain conditions.


17th Sep-13

2ndStage Forest diversion has been cleared by Central Nodal Forest officer, Lucknow


2nd June-14.

Gazette Notification for 39 hac forest land was issued



























Approach Channel approx. 502m long, 4 no. RCC Barrels, Intake works, HRC approx. 1451m long, Forebay, Spillway with spill channels, Surface Power House, TRC approx. 919 m long, Cross Drainage Works and Switchyard.



·      The work for Civil Package has been awarded to M/s Sew Infrastructure Limited for    ` 94.93 Cr on 30.10.14. Agreement has been signed on 24th Dec’14.                                          

·      For Electro-Mechanical package, Techno-commercial bids have been opened on 03.04.15. Evaluation is in progress.


·      For Hydro- Mechanical package, PQ & Techno-Commercial bids submitted by four bidders have been opened on 24th March’15. Evaluation is in progress.


·      Letter of Awards have been issued on 31st Mar’15 for infrastructure works (Field Hostel cum Guest House, type II quarters and Office Building).


·      Foundation excavation for Type-II Quarter has been completed. Base concrete has also completed.

·      Footing excavation for Field Hostel/Guest House has been completed. Erection of        column is in progress.


·      Mobilization is under progress by M/s Sew Infrastructure Limited for civil works.

·      Top Soil Removal for HRC has been done in 4000 sqm. Approximately 5000 cum of filling has been done in HRC area.

·      Approx. 5000cum of excavation has been done in Power House area during the    month.

·      Foundation excavation for Kappa Nala has been taken up.



Construction drawings issued to site till date are as under:

Project layout plan, Excavation drawing of Approach Channel, Excavation drawing of HRC intakes, Excavation drawing of HRC transition, Excavation drawing of HRC including Curved Reach,Excavation drawing of Penstock Intakes, Excavation drawing for Penstocks,      Excavation drawing for Power House, Excavation drawing for Fore bay, Excavation drawing for Tail pool, Excavation drawing for TRC, Excavation drawing for Spill Channel,    Excavation drawing for Spill Channel(Intake) and Plunge pool, Excavation and Concreting drawing for Aqueduct at Kappa Nala


Expenditure incurred by the corporation on Dhukwan HEP till Apr’15 is ` 25.58 Cr.




During Apr’15, an expenditure of ` 0.42Cr. has been incurred on Dhukwan HEP against budget estimate provision of ` 2.20 Cr.





KHURJA STPP- (2x660 MW):


·      An MoU was entered on 31st Dec-10 with Energy Department, GoUP for setting up of a coal based 1320 MW Super Thermal Power Station at Khurja in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Power Purchase agreements have been signed for full capacity off take from the Plant.



·      THDCIL Board approved expenditure upto ` 20 Cr. through internal resources for preparation of PFR/FR/DPR and essential infrastructure facilities of Khurja STTP.



·      Pre-feasibility report & DPR for the Project has been prepared by Consultant     M/s NTPC.



·      Application for getting long-term coal linkage along with requisite fee has been submitted to Ministry of Coal in May’11.



·      The validity of Terms of References (ToR) issued by MoEF has been extended upto 26th Oct15. MoEF has also amended the layout of project, utilizing entire plot of 1,200 acres land, with future expansion of  3rd unit of 660MW.



·      Clearance for the construction of 275m high chimney for Khurja STPP has been obtained from Airports Authority of India vide letter dated 18th July’11. 


·      Upper Ganga Canal has been identified as an adequate source of water to meet the water requirement of the plant. Formal water commitment letter for providing 53 cusec water from Upper Ganga Canal has been issued by Water Resources Department, GoUP on dated 12th June’14.



·      Coal transportation and Railway siding studies has been carried out through Consultants M/s RITES. Draft report has been submitted to Indian Railways and Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India for getting Coal transportation clearance certificate. Site inspection by team of Indian Railways has been held.


·      Out of total land requirement of 1,360 acres, about 1,200.843 acres of the land in

four villages of Khurja Tehsil in Bulandshahar district of UP has already been acquired by UP Govt. for non-agricultural use through UPSIDC and mutated in their name.

·     An MOU for transfer of the possession of already acquired 1200.843 acres of land to THDCIL has been signed with Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) on 14th Dec-13 .

·      UPSIDC vide letter dated 3rd June’14 has requested DM (Bulandshahar) to identify 231.82 acre already acquired gram shabha land at Khurja and further suggested THDCIL to take over the physical possession of 9.06 acre land at two locations to establish site office.

·      Total amount to be paid by THDCIL to UPSIDC against 1200.843 acre of land has been worked out as ` 387.18 cr. including overhead charges.

·      On 29th Oct’13, NHAI has conveyed their “in-principle” consent to re-route the NH-91. The cost for re-routing the highway including cost of land etc. shall be borne by THDCIL from project funds.

·      DPR of the project is being revised considering availability of entire land to implement the project after re-routing the highway.

·      Material for PIB note seeking recommendation of PIB for incurring expenditure of            ` 585.82 crore towards pre-investment activities covering preparation of PFR/DPR including surveys/ investigations required for the project, conducting EIA study,         land acquisition, re-routing of National Highway-91, diverting village roads and expenditure for secure possession of the land has been submitted in Ministry of Power, GoI on dated 10th Oct’ 2014. Queries raised by the IFD, MoP and by

Director (Thermal), MoP stand replied on 24th Nov’14,17th Dec’14, 21st Jan’15,13th Feb’15 3rd Mar’15 and 18th April respectively. The layout and DPR of the project has been revised for the implementation 2x660MW project with provision of 3rd unit of 660MW capacity in future.

·      THDCIL vide letter dated 17th Feb’15 and 19th Feb’15 addressed to Addl. Secretary and Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Coal respectively, has requested for favorable consideration for the allotment of coal block to THDCIL. THDCIL has filed three application on 27th Feb15 for the coal blocks (1. Mahanadi, Machchhakata, 2.Chendipada, Chendipada-II and 3.Mara II Mahan)

·      The farmers whose land are being taken over have initiated  agitation for early disbursement of compensation.JS(Hydro) vide note dt.31.03.15 requested JS(Thermal) to process the PIB proposal without linking with allotment of Coal Block/Coal Linkage. THDCIL vide letter dated 25th April has also requested MoP for expeditious processing of PIB proposal.


·      Ministry of Power has been requested vide letter dated   3rd March’15 for favorable consideration for the allotment of Coal Block to THDCIL. Ministry of Power vide office Memorandum dated 11th March’15 requested Ministry of Coal for considering the request of THDCIL for allocation a suitable coal block for the project. Ministry of Coal has been requested vide letter dated 8th April, 15 for providing Coal Linkage to Khurja STPP.

·      Final Feasibility report of the Railway Siding for the Khurja STPP has been     approved “In Principle” by Northern Central Railway vide letter 11th March, 15.


·      An Office cum Transit Camp has been established at Khurja to facilitate interaction with UPSIDC, District Administration Authorities and affected farmers, taking over the physical possession of land and to establish site office on the acquired land.







Malshej Ghat PSS  (600 MW) and  Humbarli PSS  (400 MW)


·      To develop the hydropower in Maharashtra, Govt. of Maharashtra (GoMH) has allotted two Pumped Storage Schemes namely; Malshej Ghat PSS  (600 MW) and  Humbarli PSS  (400 MW) to the Joint Venture (JV) of THDCIL and NPCIL in    April-08 for Survey & Investigation and Preparation of DPRs to ascertain the viability of projects, and for subsequent implementation of projects if found viable.


A. Malshej Ghat PSS


·      THDCIL submitted DPR of Malshej Ghat PSS with enhanced installed capacity of 700 MW to the Secretary (CAD), GoMH on 16th Sept-10, therein also requesting to sign the MoU for implementation of the project.

·      Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra in meeting held on 29th April-11 agreed for implementation of the Malshej Ghat PSS (700 MW) through JV of THDCIL and NPCIL subjected to approval of state cabinet. Discussions were held with GoMH on draft Implementation Agreement (IA) on 5th Nov-11 and comments of the JV on draft IA were submitted to Jt. Secy (WRD), GoMH on 18th Nov-11.

·      Hon'ble Minister of Power, GoI vide letter dated  17th Sept-12  and letter dated 21st March-13 has requested Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra to consider approval of signing of Implementation Agreement. In response, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra vide letter dated 4th April-13 has desired to discuss the issue with the concerned officials.

·      CMD, THDCIL vide letter dated 03rd May’2013 has sought appointment from Hon’ble CM, GoMH. Further, Director(Technical) THDCIL vide letter dated 28th Sep-13 to the Chief Secretary, GoMH, Additional Chief Secretary to CM, GoMH & Principal Secretary(CAD), GoMH requested for scheduled meeting with CM, GoMH regarding signing of IA for Malshej Ghat PSS.

·      Further Secretary (Power), GoI requested to Chief Secretary (GoMH) to convene the meeting vide D.O. letter dtd. 24.07.2013 and again Hon'ble Minister of Power, GoI vide letter dtd. 13.01.2014 to CM, GoMH requested for personal intervention in the matter so that issues are  discussed & finalised  at the earliest to facilitate signing of IA.

·      In reply, dated 24th Jan-14, Hon’ble Chief Minister, GoMH has mentioned that matter is being examined through Principal Secretary (Water Resources), GoMH and shall back to MoP, GoI at earliest. The said matter is being persuaded by Pune office with WR Deptt. and Chief Minister's office, GoMH. Accordingly officers of THDCIL & NPCIL had a meeting with Principal Secretary (CAD), GoMH in May’ 2014.

·      In persuasion with GoMH, the D(T), THDCIL vide letter dtd. 05th June’2014 had requested the Chief Secretary, GoMH for an early decision on signing of Implementation Agreement for Malshej Ghat PSS. Also a meeting is held with Jt. Secy./ CE, WRD, GoMH by Addl. GM, Pune on 08.10.2014.

·      A meeting was held on 27.04.2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (WRM & CAD) with the representatives of THDCIL & NPCIL for discussion on Terms & Conditions of Draft Implementation Agreement for Malshej Ghat PSS in which the J.S.(CAD), C.E. (Hydro Project) and representatives of MSEDCL were also present. During the meeting the Secretary (CAD) informed that the State Govt. of Maharashtra is also willing to enter into the JV as a partner for implementation of the Malshej Ghat PSS with state share between 26% to 30% in the JV.  Secretary (CAD) also desired that a Memorandum of Understanding / Share holder agreement may be considered between JV partners to identify roles and responsibilities of JV partners, till JV Company is formed.  Secretary (CAD) requested THDCIL to give a Road Map regarding issues and steps involved for implementation of Project through JV of State Govt., THDCIL and NPCIL. They also informed that they would like to apprise Chief Secretary on the same and process the case for decision of State Cabinet for formation of JVC with State as a partner.

·      The EIA studies have been completed and the draft EIA / EMP report is ready. The validity of TOR has expired on 23.10.2012 and fresh approval of ToR shall have to be obtained after signing of Implementation Agreement with GoMH.


B. Humbarli PSS


·      The Humbarli PSS is located on the fringe area of Koyna Wild Life Sanctuary (KWLS) affecting six villages, namely; Torane, Gokul, Humbarli, Kaamergaon, Mirgaon and Deshmukhwadi. The total requirement of land of KWLS is 70.80 Ha., out of which 47.623 Ha. is private land of villagers falling within the KWLS.

·      In May’2010 the revised proposal to carry out S & I works in 9.71 Ha. land covering 4.12 Ha. of Reserve forest land and 5.59 Ha. of Private land (falling under KWLS) was submitted to Conservator of Forests (through Executive Engineer, Koyna Dam Maintenance division).

·      On recommendation of the proposal by State Board for Wild Life (SBWL) in its meeting held on 28th June-11 in Mumbai, the Standing Committee of NBWL in its 31st meeting held from 12th -13th Aug’2014 has cleared the proposal for Survey & Investigation of Humbarli Pumped  Storage Project (2X 200 MW) in consultation with Wild Life Department.

·      Approval of ToR for EIA / EMP studies was obtained on 31.08.2009. The validity of ToR expired on 30.08.2013 (after four years of approval of ToR) as per the OM No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II(I) dated 22.03.2010 of MoEF.

·      During the meeting of THDCIL & NPCIL held with Secretary (CAD), Govt. of Maharashtra on 27.04.2015, the issue of further line of action for development of Humberli PSS was also discussed. During the meeting it was appraised to GoM that that the tentative conversion cost of Humberli PSS on tentative updated cost is to the range of ` 8 – 9 per unit. It was further upraised that for the JV., it would be possible to incur expenditure on S&I / DPR only after a firm commitment on the part of GoM, on allotment of project to JV, signing of IA and signing of PPA for entire power from the project. Meanwhile a desk study may be carried out to review the project, particularly with regard to conversion losses (which are 30% as per State DPR), layout and sizing of structures, and to explore for enhancement of capacity of upper reservoir etc.






Under India-Bhutan Co-operation in hydro development, DPR Updation work of following two projects was assigned to THDCIL

a)  Sankosh HEP (4060 MW)

b)  Bhunakha HEP (180 MW)



Sankosh HEP (4060 MW):

·      THDCIL had submitted updated DPR of Sankosh HEP considering Rock-fill Main dam option to MoP, MEA, CEA and CWC in Apr09.

·      CWC suggested that the possibility of Concrete Dam be explored for better handling of sediment as also keeping longevity of Dam in view. RGoB requested that sediment studies be conducted.

·      Cost Estimate for updation of Sankosh DPR amounting to ` 15.25 Cr was sanctioned by MOP. The agreement between RGoB and THDC was signed on 23rd Mar-10 at New Delhi.

·      DPR of Sankosh HEP (4060MW) with Concrete Dam option was prepared and submitted to CEA and CWC on 31.05.11.

·      In view of high tariff of ` 7.29 (levelised) at Sankosh HEP  Govt. of India and Royal Govt. of Bhutan decided that viability of Sankosh be further improved by optimizing the height of the dam.

·      Go ahead for preparation of DPR of Optimized Sankosh HEP was given by EJG. Sankosh capacity has been downsized to 2560 MW with design energy as      5900 MU. Average tariff has come down to ` 3.30 (levelized) with Roller Concrete Dam option (No Free power, No Corp Tax).

·      DPR preparation work for optimized Sankosh project (2560 MW) has also been completed and DPR has been submitted to CEA and CWC on 27th Aug-12.


Sankosh Main Dam Project:

               Installed Capacity                                  2500MW

               Annual Energy                             5949.05 GWh (design energy)


Sankosh Regulating Dam Project:

               Installed Capacity                                    85 MW

               Annual Energy                             416.34 GWh (design energy)



·      EJG Secretariat confirmed vide letter dated 30th April 2014 that the EJG during its 12th Meeting held in Thimpu on 12th March 2014 had approved the additional cost of DPR of Sankosh HEP for ` 70.022 Million without Service Tax. With this, the  agreement cost `152.50 million shall be revised to ` 222.522 million without Service Tax.

·      An Invoice amounting to ` 59.5187 millions has been raised to RGoB for payment against approved additional cost for updation of DPR. Part payment of  ` 9.52 millions has been released by RGoB.

·      During 13th EJG meeting, held on 18th Sep’14 at New Delhi, it emerged that  RGoB desires to fast track the project, Foreign Secretary, GoI expressed  commitment  to develop hydro projects in Bhutan but difficulty in fixing  timeline for this project as at present, it would not be possible to allocate any fund for infrastructure developments.

·      A meeting to review the status of DPRs of Hydro electric Project was held on 29.10.2014 under the chairmanship of chairman, CWC and member (Hydro) in CEA.

·      The quantities of C & J Works have been submitted to CEA on 20.11.14 for their checking. Approval on Quantities of C & J works of Sankosh HEP 2585 MW has been granted by Thermal Civil Design (TCD division) of CEA on 5th Feb’15. Reply of the comments on Construction Methodology aspects of Sankosh HEP 2585 MW has been sent to CEA/CWC on 27th Feb’15.

·      A meeting was held on 26.03.2015 at CEA for examination of DPR. The requirements of NCSDP (National Committee on Seismic Design Parameters) as per their new guidelines , need to be resolved.


Bunakha HEP (180 MW):


·      After getting clearance  in EJG meeting held on 22nd March-10 at New Delhi, work for DPR preparation was taken up.

·      DPR of Bunakha HEP (180MW) has been completed and submitted to CEA and CWC on 30th Aug-11.

·      DPR now stands techno economically concurred by CEA. A formal TEC communication has been issued by CEA.

·      Final DPR incorporating all the suggestions of CEA/CWC/GSI has been submitted to RGoB on 21st Nov-13.

·      Bunakha HE Project is to be executed in JV mode. All the stake holders have signed the finalized cost sharing mechanism agreed for Bunakha. Ministry of Power had desired a draft Cabinet Note on Bunakha HEP for approval of grant and subsidy, which was submitted by THDCIL on 30.10.2013.

·      As per decision of Working Group, the work of preparation of estimates & tender documents for pre-construction work is being done by the project & as soon as the clearance from the two Govts is available. Estimate for the same has been prepared.

·      Work of SIA study for Bhunakha HEP has been awarded to National Statistical Bureau (NSB), Bhutan. Final report of SIA study has been received from NSB on 19th Dec’13 and the same has been submitted to DHPS, RGoB on 20th Dec’13.

·      Final DPR submitted to RGoB has been approved by the cabinet of RGoB on 18.02.14.

·      12th EJG meeting was held in Thimpu on 12.03.14.During meeting following issues on JV agreement were discussed.


Ø The umbrella agreement for the execution of JV projects has been approved by the GOI Cabinet. However, GoI cabinet approval is necessary on case to case basis for committing funds in respect of any hydro project.

Ø MEA, GoI has already secured Cabinet clearance for Kholonchhu and second in line is Bunakha for seeking cabinet to go-ahead.                                                    

·      EIA- EMP and Social Impact Assessment study reports for Bunakha HEP has been submitted to National Environment Commission (NEC) by Department of Hydropower and Power Systems (DHPS) for processing Environmental clearance of Bunakha HEP.

·      After the presentation on EIA-EMP studies of Bunakha HEP before NEC, Bhutan on 27.03.2014 followed by a site visit on 31.03.2014, minutes of discussions and

comments on EIA-EMP have been received on 24.04.2014. Reply of these comments is being prepared for necessary incorporation in the report and submitting the final EIA-EMP report of Bunakha to NEC, RGoB.


Ø Another meeting was called by National Environment Commission, Bhutan on 25.04.2014 in Thimphu, where THDCIL along with other stakeholders of RGoB participated to discuss the environment clearance related issues. All the issues regarding environment clearance were discussed. THDCIL requested NEC to expedite the clearance of the project.

Ø Regarding forest clearance, a site visit was made on 30.04.2014 by the officials of  forest department of RGoB along with DGPC and THDClL officials.

·      Finalization of draft cabinet note and interest subsidy required for Bunakha HEP are under consideration at MEA, MoP. In a meeting held in May 2014, THDCIL informed MoP that Cost Sharing Mechanism has been approved by EJG in its 10th meeting as finalized by CEA and included in the IG agreement signed between two Govts.

·      More clarifications on the issue of interest subsidy and funding of Associated Transmission System (ATS) was desired by CEA and the same have been submitted to CEA on 19.05.14. A meeting on Associated Transmission System (ATS) of various hydro electric projects in Bhutan was held on 08.08.2014 under chairmanship of Member (Hydro), CEA. As per MOM dated 12.09.2014, the cost apportionment in ATS of Bunakha HEP has been reduced to ` 89.5 Cr from earlier `104.0 Cr.


·      The IG Agreement was signed in the month of April’14. Finalization of draft cabinet note and interest subsidy required for Bunakha HEP are under consideration at MEA, MoP. Once the cabinet gives its approval, a MoU will be signed for taking up the preconstruction activities for Bunakha HEP between the two JV partners i.e. THDCIL & DGPC.

·      During the process of Environment Clearance, National Environment Commission (NEC) of RGoB had raised few queries/comments on Bunakha EIA-EMP-SIA report

after the presentation by THDC on 27/03/2014 and a joint visit to project site. The comments issued by NEC have been forwarded to all concerned departments / consultants and replies thereof are being prepared for timely submission.

·      THDCIL Bhutan Unit organized a visit of ICFRE & Fish experts to Bhutan and arranged meetings with all above concerned RGoB departments for consultation on different issues raised by NEC, during 12-19 July-2014. During the visit Fish study was conducted in Wangchu River in Bunakha HEP project area u/s & d/s of proposed Bunakha dam site. Incorporation of the outcome of recent Bunakha site visit by ICFRE

and Fishery Experts in EIA-EMP report of Bunakha HEP and expected to be completed by Dec’14. Thereafter, the final EIA/ EMP report will be submitted to NEC.

·      Clearance of Forest, Public, Culture and Dzongkha are pending for field verification survey. For this Chukha Dzongkhag Administration has already submitted the cost estimate of about Nu. 7.0 Lacs.

·      Equity contribution by downstream projects i.e. Chukha & Tala HEP’s in respect of Bunakha HEP was discussed during 13th EJG meeting. The equity contribution of cost apportioned to the D/s projects owned by RGoB to be provided by Gol as grant shall be further discussed at the Ambassador level meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan.


·      Final EIA & EMP report for Bunaka HEP has been sent to Department of Hydropower & Power Systems MoEA, RGoB, Thimphu on 28.01.2015.

·      Since site activities for present mandate has been completed, Bhutan Office of THDCIL has been closed from 30th Nov’14.




Wind Power Initiatives:


·      Towards diversification of the company into Renewable Energy areas, THDCIL Board has accorded approval for venture into Wind Energy sector. Accordingly, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) has been appointed as consultant for 50 MW Capacity Wind Energy Farm Project.

·       50 MW Wind Farm: Single Bid for Patan wind farm site, Gujrat has been received. For data collection, National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has visited the site during 1st week of April’15. Draft report has been received and final report is expected shortly from NIWE. Site verification has been done by THDCIL. Technical evaluation is in progress.


Wind Resource Assessment Study:


·      In order to assess wind power potential at Shahjahanpur Distt. in U.P., one 80 M tall tubular wind monitoring mast has been commissioned on 2nd March-13 at Bijouriya village site. Wind data monitoring has been completed. Consultant (C-WET) has submitted final report.

·      Similarly, in order to assess wind power potential at Lakshmanpur village in District Lakhimpur Kheeri, Uttar Pradesh, one 80 M tall wind monitoring mast has been commissioned on 09th March-14 at Lakshamanpur village site. Wind data monitoring work has been completed.


Solar Power Initiatives:


In Madhya Pradesh:

·      Deptt. of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of M.P. had allotted and issued registration letter for implementation of one Solar Power Project of 20 MW capacity in Cheetakkhera, Distt. Neemuch (M.P.) vide letter No. NRE/Solar/RFP-ii/155/2013/1147 dated 07.09.2013. Detailed Project Report (DPR) was submitted to MPNRE on 30.11.2013.

·      THDCIL is pursuing for revival of registration for implementation of 20 MW capacity Solar Power Project in Cheetakkhera, Distt. Neemuch (M.P.) cancelled by Deptt. of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of M.P. on 17.07.2014



In Uttar Pradesh:

·      A MOU is to be executed for formation of Joint Venture Company (JVC) between UPNEDA and THDCIL for implementation of Grid Connected 100 MW Solar Power Project in District Jalaun (U.P.).

·      Revised draft MoU as suggested by UPNEDA for formation of JV with UPNEDA for setting up 100 MW Solar Power Project in Distt. Jalon in Uttar Pradesh has been


re-submitted to UPNEDA on 14.11.2014 for finalization. The matter is being followed up with GoUP.

In Kerala:


·      A tripartite agreement amongst SECI, Kerala State Electricity Board and THDCIL has been signed on 31.03.2015 for development of 50 MW Solar project in Distt. Kasaragod, Kerala. THDCIL had released the initial payment of ` 7.165 Cr. to SECI. Action for possession of required land from Kerala Govt. is in progress.


Consultancy & Business Development :


·      OHPC Limited: The Pre-Feasibility Report (PFR) for 3 Pumped Storage Schemes in the existing Power Stations under Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. (OHPCL) has been completed and final reports submitted.

·      NWDA: THDCIL has completed Power Potential and E&M Studies for 02 SHPs viz.  Bhugad and Khargihill Hydro Electric Project on Damanganga – Pinjal Link Project and final reports submitted to National Water Development Agency, Govt. of India.

·      National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has awarded the consultancy work for carrying out the Power Potential and E&M Studies in respect of six Hydel projects proposed under Par–Tapi–Narmada link project. Power Potential Studies has been completed. E&M Studies work is in progress.




The expenditure incurred on New Projects till Apr’15 is ` 101.83Crs.




During Apr’15, an expenditure of ` 8.57Cr. has been incurred on New Projects against budget estimate provision of ` 3.11Cr.




·      Coal linkage for Khurja STTP on priority.


·      Early clearance of PIB proposal for pre-investment activities.





·      After revised Environment Clearance from SEIAA provided on 3rd Jan-15, suspension on quarrying from Asena was revoked by DM, Tehri on 11.02.2015 just before the expiry of the validity of Lease i.e.13.02.2015.

·      Proposal for lease extension was submitted to DM, Tehri on 01.01.2015. Distt.  Administration shall be directed to expeditiously extend the lease.

·      Support from District Administration is required for unhindered installation of 150TPH crushing plant and day to day mining operations.



·      Regular support of Distt. Administration is required to prevent stoppage of work by the local people



·      After complied all the required measures/actions as per decision taken in the meeting chaired by Chief Secretary, GoUK on 03.09.14, formal permission of filling of reservoir upto EL 830.0m is awaited.




Declaration of prohibited area around Koteshwar project.




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