CCEA approved the 2,880 megawatts Dibang hydro power project in Arunachal Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the 2,880 megawatts Dibang hydro power project in Arunachal Pradesh. It approved a Rs.1,600 crore pre-investment and clearance expenditure for the Rs.28,080.35 crore strategic project. The move is part of the Modi government’s focus on the northeastern region. The project will produce 11223MU (Million Units) of energy in 90% dependable year.

Dibang MPP is one of the components of master plan of Brahmaputra Board for flood moderation of all rivers contributing to river Brahmaputra. Upon implementation of the project, the marked area by the board will be protected from flooding and help in mitigating perennial damage due to floods in Assam.

About Dibang Project:
Dibang project is a storage based hydro-electric project. It is the largest ever Hydro Electric Projects to be constructed in India, so far. The Project is located on Dibang River, Arunachal Pradesh.
The planned height of the Concrete Gravity Dam is 278 metres. Upon completion it will be the highest dam in India.        
Time period: The estimated completion period of the project shall be 9 years from receipt of Government sanction. The estimated project life would be 40 years. 

Project Status:
The Project already has received all statutory clearances namely TEC, Environment Clearance, Forest Clearance (Stage-l) and Defence Clearance except Forest Clearance (Stage-II) for seeking Investment Sanction from Centre.

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