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Rawat dedicates Pauri hydropower project to public

“It will benefit some 55 villages in Pauri besides helping to generate employment opportunities for the local youth,” the chief minister says, adding the project will help check forced migration from the hills to a certain extent.

dehradun Updated: Dec 10, 2017 21:26 IST
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CM Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurates the Dunav hydropower project in Pauri district on Sunday.
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurates the Dunav hydropower project in Pauri district on Sunday.(HT Photo)

DEHRADUN: Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday dedicated to the public the 1,500 kilowatt Dunav hydropower project, stating it would benefit scores of villages in Pauri besides generating employment for the locals and checking migration.

“It will prove to be a milestone for development,” he said. The hydropower project is set up on the Nayaar river. The project would be named after Shahid (martyr) Ram Prasad Nautiyal, he announced.

At the inaugural function, Rawat said the Dunav hydropower project would serve the development requirements in the state. “It will benefit some 55 villages in Pauri besides helping to generate employment opportunities for the local youth,” Rawat said, adding the project would also help check forced migration from the hills “to a certain extent.

He said efforts were on to ensure that other hydropower projects were also completed. On the occasion, the chief minister directed officials to prepare a proposal for the Lakhwar Vyasi hydropower project. He announced heavy subsidy would be provided to the companies being roped in to set up small and big hydropower projects.

Rawat said some 46,000 farmers had benefited from the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay scheme under which they were provided a loan of Rs 1 lakh each at a nominal interest rate of 2%.

The CM announced that government jobs would be provided to the dependents of the martyred soldiers of the army and the para military forces. “Efforts are also on to meet the shortage of doctors in the hills, for which applications are being invited from retired doctors and medical specialists from the army,” he said.