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 SJVN closes 3500 MW power project in HP
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SJVN closes 3500 MW power project in HP

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Shimla, Aug 18 : Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited on Sunday closed down the production of 3500 Megawatt (MW) power project after rising of water level in the dams and rivers and shooting up of silt level above permissible limits.
State Government spokesman and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited NJPC power plant head Sanjeev Sood confirmed that production of 3500 MW power project including 1500 MW of Nathpha Jhakari and 412 MW power project at Rampur, 1300 MW power plant in Wangto and 100 MW power plant in Sainj of Kullu district shut down with rising water level and silt upto 8,000 ppm from permissible limit of 5000 ppm in the Nathpa dam of the project.

The water level and silt increased owing to the flood in the Bhaba river a tributary of Satluj, upstream power project of NJPC, 1300 MW JSW Wangto have also closed down due to rising of silt level.

Due to increasing trend of silt content in the Satluj River, Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station may shut down and excess water more than 1500 cumecs will be released through the radial gates of Nathpa Dam, Mr Sood said.UNI