Web Exclusive | November 2012
J&K govt okays land lease for Rattle hydro project
The Jammu and Kashmir State Cabinet on November 19 accorded approval to lease of land for development of 850 mw Rattle Hydroelectric Project in district Kishtwar.
The State Cabinet, which met in Jammu under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, authorised J&K Power Development Department (PDD) to lease out 567.22 hectares of land comprising 138.93 hectares of forest land, 281.09 hectares of state land, 55.00 hectares of private land and 92.20 hectares of river bed area falling in village Drabshalla of Tehsil/District Kishtwar on lease basis to GVK Development Project.
The lease will be given out under the provisions of Land Grants Act 1960, for development of Rattle mega power project for a period of 35 years from the date of commercial operation.
The Cabinet has also accorded approval to Science and Technology Department for execution of Rongdo 3 mw HEP by LREDA besides giving nod to the proposal for revision of Master Plan for Pahalgam Development Authority.