PM inaugurates hydroelectric Projects on several rivers in Himachal Pradesh

PM inaugurates hydroelectric projects on several rivers in Himachal Pradesh

Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various hydroelectric projects on several rivers in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Renukaji Dam Project on the Giri River: An important tributary of the Yamuna, the Giri River rises from the Jubbal hills. It flows through south-eastern Himachal including the Shimla Hills before joining the Yamuna upstream at Paonta below Mohkampur.
  • Luhri Hydroelectric Project on River Sutlej: Originating near Raksatal (funded by Mansarovar in Tibet), Sutlej River enters India near Shipki-La Dar. It merges with the Indus in Pakistan. Bhakra Dam (India’s highest gravity dam) has been built on the Sutlej.
  • Dhaulasidh Hydroelectric Project on Beas River: After its origin near Rohtangdarre in Himachal, Beas joins Sutlej at Harike in Punjab. Pong Dam Lake on the Beas River is an International Wetland Site.
  • Sawra-Kuddu Hydroelectric Project on Pabbar River: It originates from Chandra Nahan Glacier. It is a tributary of Tons River, which further joins Yamuna.

Source – The Hindu

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