The project on Tons river to give 265.5 Million Units of renewable energy to grid and cut CO2 emissions by 0.21 Million Tons every year.
R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, laid the foundation of the 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarkashi on March 30, 2018.
Calling hydro-power a clean and green source of energy, the Minister stated that development and environment can go hand in hand. “As Indians we are equally, if not more, concerned about our own environment and we are duty-bound to leave a better world for future generations,” he said.
Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project will add 265.5 Million Units of renewable energy to the grid and would result in CO2 emissions reductions to the tune of 0.21 Million tons annually.
Compensatory afforestation will be done on double the forest land acquired for the project, with a total cost is Rs. 3.74 crore. A provision of Rs. 1 crore has been made for construction of fishway for better fisheries management and muck disposal plan has also been put in place to stabilise the dumping sites.