On the request of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the Government of India, Ministry of Forest and Environment has given the environment clearance for diversion of 45.75 hectare of forest land for the construction of 220 KV transmission line from Jamta to Devni and 132 KV double circuit transmission line from Devni to Kala Amb in Sirmaur district. The approval in this regard has been received by the State Government today. With the approval the path for construction of 220 KV transmission line from Jamta to Devni and 132 KV double circuit transmission line from Devni to Kala Amb has been cleared. Rs. 5.36 crore as the net present value has already been deposited by the HPSEB Ltd. In May, 2011 with the Government of India.
The work on this 132 KV double circuit transmission has already been awarded and will be completed within targeted six months time so as to improve the voltage as well as transmission in the area. Costing about Rs. 22.42 crore, 17.956 kms in length with the construction of this line, sufficient and quality power will be available to the all industrial units of Kala Amb area which will facilitate entrepreneurs of area. It will also provide uninterrupted and reliable power supply to other units of the area.