Union Minister of state for water resources Arjun Ram Meghwal said that in order to augment the drinking water supply of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Renukaji Dam Project has been contemplated as a storage scheme to be implemented by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd on Giri River, a tributary of the Yamuna.
MoS said that in Lok Sabha in reply to a question raised by Shimla MP Virender Kashyap. He said that the project envisages incidental hydropower generation with installed capacity of 40 MW and as per DPR of the project prepared by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. The construction period of the project has been estimated as six years. MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal said that the project envisages construction of 148-m high rock-fill dam in District Sirmaur of Himachal Pradesh. As per Clause 7 (viii) of the amended revised draft agreement to be signed by co-basin state governments on construction of Renuka Ji Dam Project in Upper Yamuna basin, the storage created as a result of implementation of Renuka Ji Project, shall be regulated by Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB) to meet drinking water needs of Delhi. This arrangement will be until other storages that is Lakhwar, Kishau in upper Yamuna catchment are created at which stage releases from Renuka Ji will be carried out keeping in view the overall annual allocation of Yamuna water as per MoU of May 12, 1994 between the states on the Renuka Ji Dam Project.
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