Power ministry comes forward for the reconstruction and restoration of Uttrakhand post October flood damages

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Power ministry comes forward  for the reconstruction and restoration of Uttrakhand post October flood damages

Power Minister presents cheque of Rs.22.50 Crores to Uttarakhand Government

Extends  help  to rebuild 478  school buildings and 28  health centers

By PIB Delhi

Union Minister of Power Shri R.K Singh today  presented a cheque of Rs 22.5 Crores to Uttarakhand Minister of Disaster Management Shri D S Rawat here with   virtual presence of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami .

Shri R K Singh applauded the swift action taken by the Power sector CPSEs to support the state of Uttarakhand. He conveyed strong commitment of the central  government to support  Uttarakhand specially in this time of crisis. He also appreciated Power CPSEs for coming forward to support people in times of need as done during COVID crisis as well.

Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the Power Minister and thanked all CPSEs for their commitment to the state in times of  crisis.

Ministry of State for Power Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar , Secretary Power Shri Alok Kumar and CMDs of Power CPSUs were  also present at the event.

Recently Uttarakhand witnessed unusually high and unprecedented rainfall in some places on 17 & 18 October, 2021, resulting in loss of lives and severe damage to infrastructure and public utilities in many districts. The Power Sector CPSEs, in their bid to stand united for restoration works in the flood hit Uttarakhand, contributed a sum of Rs.22,50,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Two Crore and Fifty Lakhs only ) to the Uttar State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA). The event was held in the presence of Secretary Power, CMDs of all the power sector CPSEs and key officials of the Ministry of Power. The following CPSES made contributions to the USDMA showing their solidarity and support to the development works to undertaken in Uttarakhand –

CPSESupport (INR)
NTPC8 Cr
REC5 Cr
PFC4 Cr
PGCIL3.5 Cr
NHPC1 Cr
THDC50 Lakhs
SJVN50 Lakhs
Total22.50 Cr

Activities under the project will be for reconstruction / restoration work in 478 schools in 8 districts (i. Bageshwar, ii. Nanital, iii. Udham Singh Nagar, iv. Pauri, v. Chamoli, vi. Almora, vii. Champawat, & viii. Pithoragarh) and 28  health Centres in 5 districts (i. Almora, ii. Champawat, iii. Udham Singh Nagar, iv. Nanital, & v. Pithoragarh) of Uttarakhand. The project will be executed by the USDMA from the financial support extended by the Power Sector CPSEs under CSR.

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Antara Tripathy

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