BBMB to develop Baggi hydel project

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding ) with the Government of Himachal Pradesh for operationalising the 40 MW hydropower generation plant at Baggi in the state.

The powerhouse, built on the Beas-Sutlej Link in 1976, has been lying in a disused and dilapidated state since then because of some differences over royalty and power sharing between BBMB member states of HP, Punjab and Rajasthan. Now, the board will invest over ₹ 350 crore to operationalize the project which is to be completed in 4 years time.

It will set up a tailrace at Pandoh-Baggi tunnel. The power generated from the project will be shared among partner states as per the Power Ministry’s order of October 31, 2011, after deducting free power to HP.

Project Location Baggi,Himachal Pradesh
Project Cost (in million) ₹3,500
Project Capacity 40 MW
Project Status Implementation
Commissioning Date

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