MADHYA PRADESH has earned about Rs 267.36 crore so far from generation of 280 crore units of power, as its share of the total power generation from Sardar Sarovar project (SSP) dam, according to the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA).
The dam’s power house had generated a total of 492 crore units of power till November this year and Madhya Pradesh’s share of 57 per cent as per the NWDT Award has given the state 280 crore units, Narmada Valley Development Authority Vice Chairman Uday Kumar Verma said on Sunday.
Rehabilitation of 24421 families affected by the Sardar Sarovar dam’s height of 121.92 meter had been carried out timely, the Narmada Valley Development Authority added.
Verma said that a time bound plan had been chalked out to complete the last phase of rehabilitation pertaining to the final dam height of 138.68 metres.
The Vice Chairman said that Madhya Pradesh draws about 491 crore units of power from Indira Sagar hydel power project. Completion of canal head powerhouse of Rani Avanti Bai Sagar project also added 80 lakh power units to state’s hydel power production in the current year, he informed.
He said that the irrigation potential of one lakh hectare had been created from the projects under Narmada Valley Development Authority till October 2006.
Out of this, 52763 hectare potential was created during last three years. He said that field officers had been directed to ensure all assistance to farmers so that maximum of created irrigation potential could be utilised.
Training farmers in canal irrigation and construction of watercourses and field channels had been taken up with department of Water Resource Development and agriculture. Project - wise catchment area treatment plans were being implemented.
Verma said NVDA was making efforts to increase the present irrigation potential to three-lakh hectare within next two years.