Hydroelectric Power Stations in Indi: Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project, Sidrapong Hydel Power Station, Hirakud Dam, Narmada Dam

General Books LLC, 2010 - 128 páginas
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Rangit Dam, Hirakud Dam, Sidrapong Hydel Power Station, Polavaram Project, Tehri Dam, Bhakra Dam, Srisailam Dam, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Bansagar Dam, Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Dam, Indirasagar Dam, Koyna Dam, Baglihar Dam, Mettur Dam, Jayakwadi Dam, Tipaimukh Dam, Jalaput Dam, Uri Hydroelectric Dam, Salal Hydroelectric Power Station, Amaravathi Dam, Linganamakki Dam, Dulhasti, Krishna Raja Sagara, Ranganadi Dam, Khuga Dam, Chamera Dam, Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam, Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project, Nimoo Bazgo Project, Rajghat Dam, Bargi Dam, Chutak Hydroelectric Project, Madikheda Dam, Bhira, Gandhi Sagar Dam, Shanan Power House, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Dibang Dam, Rihand Dam, Kolkewadi Dam, Matatila Dam, Rana Pratap Sagar dam, Chamera II. Excerpt: Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project is a run-of-the-river hydroelectricity generating project planned by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd to have an output capacity of 600 MW (150 MW x 4 Units). The project is located on the river Bhagirathi, the headstream of the Ganges River at Loharinag Pala, below the confluence of the Songad River, next to NH 108 in Uttarkashi District of Uttaranchal state, India. This is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) upstream of the controversial Tehri Dam. The main project construction contracts were awarded and construction started in 2006, however, work was stopped in 2009 after Professor G. D. Agrawal, one of India's eminent scientists, came close to dying on the 38th day of his fast in protest of the blocking the headwaters of the sacred River Ganges. The Loharinag-Pala project was one of several hundred dams and barrages planned or now being constructed by India, in the southern foothills of the Himalayas. Together they are expected to provide 150,000 MW of electricity for areas i...

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