The Central Government has decided that the transfer of Dulhasti HEP to Jammu and Kashmir may not be possible due to likely financial, legal implications, etc.
This was stated in Rajya Sabha by the Minister Of State, Jyotiraditya M Scindia in reply to question asked by National Conference MP, G N Ratanpuri.
Scindia also informed the house that though the task force on development of Jammu & Kashmir constituted by the Prime Minister on May 29, 2005 under the Chairmanship of Dr C Rangarajan has recommended inter-alia transfer of certain Power Projects of NHPC including Dulhasti Hydro-electric Project (HEP) to state Government, but many implications involved have made is practically impossible.
While talking about transfer of Bursar, Scindia said that is presently under Survey & Investigation by NHPC
|Giving details of measures taken on the recommendation of working group, MoS power informed,|
|“The present status of implementation of other Projects recommended by the Task Force is as under:
When asked about the policy framework, the minister said that regarding the policy framework for development of hydro power potential in J&K, “as per recommendations, Draft Revised State Hydel Policy of Jammu & Kashmir has been formulated by JKSPDC in June, 2010.”