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SJVNL gives check of Rs 5 Cr for tribal-dominated areas of Uttarkashi under CSR

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 20 Jan: A cheque of Rs 5 crore as the first installment from SJVN Foundation was handed over to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat by SJVNL Chairman and Managing Director Nand Lal Sharma, today, for the construction of fodder and wood storage sheds in the tribal belt of Mori, Purola, Naugaon and Chinyalisaur of Uttarkashi District. Permanent constructions will be done from this amount in order to prevent incidents of fire during the winter season in these areas. The executing agency for this work will be the Rural Works Department.
SJVNL CMD Nand Lal Sharma said on the occasion that under its Corporate Social Responsibility, the company would provide financial assistance of Rs 13.28 crores for this work in Uttarkashi district. This would effectively prevent future incidents of fire in the entire region. In this connection, an MoU had also been signed between SJVN Foundation and the Uttarkashi District Administration on 14 January.
According to CMD Sharma, SJVNL is currently doing construction work on the 60-MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project in Uttarakhand. Apart from this, the Corporation is also doing construction work on the 252 MW Devsari Hydroelectric project on Pindar River in Chamoli district and 44 MW Jakhol Sankri Hydroelectric Project on Supin River in Uttarkashi district.
The Chief Minister obtained information from SJVNL about the progress of ongoing projects in Uttarakhand. He ordered acceleration in the construction of these sheds.
Present on the occasion were Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Dr Ashish Kumar Chauhan, General Manager/Head Dehradun Area, Devinder Wadhera, Project Head, Naitwar Mori Hydroelectric Project, Rajesh Kumar Jagota, Project Head, Devsari Hydroelectric Project, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Project Head, Jakhol Sankri Hydroelectric Project, Jugal Kishor Mahajan and Additional General Manager Ashish Pant.