Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project

  • IASbaba
  • January 10, 2023
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Context: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently has approved an investment of Rs 2,614 crore for 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project in Shimla and Mandi districts.

About the project:

  • It is a run of the river type development proposed to harness the hydel potential of river Satluj.
  • It aims to provide various benefits to local suppliers/ local enterprises/MSMEs.
  • It is part of the Luhri project, which is designed to comprise three hydropower dams;
    • Luhri Stage-I (210 MW),
    • Luhri Stage-II (163 MW), and
    • Sunni dam (382 MW).
  • It will be governed by Indus water Treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960.
  • This is because the project lies in Satluj basin, which is a part of Indus Basin.
  • Its objective to produce as much energy as possible, with minimum cost and fewer negative impacts on the environment.

Benefits of the project:

  • It will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.1 Million tons annually
  • Encourage entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Promote employment and socio-economic development of the region.
  • Aid in fulfilling peak electricity demand and the growing energy deficit in the Northern Region.

Source: NewsOnAir

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