Active Stocks
Fri May 24 2024 15:59:27
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 174.80 -0.37%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 374.85 0.68%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 828.60 -0.45%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 436.10 -1.16%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 318.50 -0.39%
Business News/ News / India/  NTPC to install early warning system in its projects in hill states
BackBack

NTPC to install early warning system in its projects in hill states

Union Power Minister R K Singh said the snow slide which brought a deluge in the Rishi Ganga river was huge but the barrage built at the NTPC project bore the brunt of it
  • He also said people of the flood-hit villages will be given a chance to work in NTPC projects if they want
  • Union Power Minister R K Singh (Mint)Premium
    Union Power Minister R K Singh (Mint)

    NTPC will install early warning systems in its projects located in hill states prone to natural disasters, Union Power Minister R K Singh said on his return from an on the spot assessment of the state-run power producer's damaged hydel project at Tapovan on Monday.

    He also announced a compensation of 20 lakh each to the families of deceased NTPC workers in the avalanche.

    Singh who was talking to reporters at the Jollygrant airport here on his way back to Delhi said the snow slide which brought a deluge in the Rishi Ganga river on Sunday was huge but the barrage built at the NTPC project bore the brunt of it and helped save villages downstream from massive devastation.

    "The private hydel project in Rishi Ganga was totally washed away while the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project also suffered major damage but owing to the solid structure of its barrage, the torrents of muddy water and silt could not cause much damage to villages located downstream," Singh said.

    However, drawing lessons from the calamity it has been decided to install early warning systems in NTPC projects in all hill states which are vulnerable to natural disasters like avalanches, he said.

    A team of NTPC, THDC and SJVNL officials will visit the project site to ascertain the causes behind the damage done on the basis of ISRO images.

    He also said people of the flood-hit villages will be given a chance to work in NTPC projects if they want.

    Earlier, after inspecting the project site in Tapovan, Singh said an estimated loss of 1500 crore has been done to the project.

    You are on Mint! India's #1 news destination (Source: Press Gazette). To learn more about our business coverage and market insights Click Here!

    This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

    Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
    More Less
    Published: 09 Feb 2021, 01:03 AM IST
    Next Story footLogo
    Recommended For You