Nathpa-Jhakri Power Station achieves record power generation

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Rampur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug. 9 (ANI): The 1500-megawatt Nathpa-Jhakri Power Station (NJPS) in Himachal Pradesh generated a record 114 crore units of power in the month of July, officials said on Sunday.

The power plant usually produces 6.6 billion units of power a year.

"I am pleased to say that this year the Nathpa-Jhakri station, country's biggest project has done a record power generation. We have generated 114 crore units power in the month of July in comparison to any other projects across country," said N C Bansal, General Manager of NJPS.

"In just last four months we have generated 340 crore units of power whereas annually our target production is of 660 crore units," he added.

Locals said the increase in power generation despite scanty rainfall could be due to the fact that there was less silt in the dam compared to the previous years.

"There were less rains this time and it has not benefited farmers. But, still Nathpa-Jhakri project has produced record power generation. Generally the heavy rain brings silt and muck from the mountains, as there was less rain this time I think this has helped. Also, this in turn has benefited government and the industries," said Hemant Kumar, a local resident.

NJPS provides power to Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashimr, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. (ANI)

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