Himachal Pradesh Govt would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttrakhand for setting up 660 MW Multipurpose Kishau Dam Project.

MoU would be signed in next fifteen days in the presence of Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand. As per the information, both States would work in joint venture for Kishau Dam Project and a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be set up for this purpose.

S. Roy, Chief Secretary, Himachal Pradesh and Alok Kumar Jain, Chief Secretary, Uttrakhand in a meeting held here today give consent on this matter. It was agreed in the meeting that SPV would be formulated during next week. Estimated cost of this project would be about Rs. 7193 crore and it would produce 660 MW electricity.

Earlier Centre Govt had approved the proposed 660 MW Kishau dam hydro-electric and irrigation project. Kishau Dam Project is to come up at Tons stream, a major tributary of Yamuna river and will have a 680 metre long and 236 metre high concrete gravity dam, some 45 km upstream of Dak Pathar. Around 2,950 hectares of land will be submerged both the states.