Tuirial Dam in Mizoram and North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (Download PDF)

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Centre approved Central Sector North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme to fill gaps in creation of infrastructure in two sectors of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.

Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

  • Physical infrastructure relates to water supply, power, connectivity and especially projects promoting tourism.

  • Social sector projects are focused on education and health

Key Details on Turial Dam

  • Tuirial dam is an earthfill and gravity dam near Kolasib in the state of Mizoram in India.

  • It is 60MW Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP)

  • Constructed as a central sector project and implemented by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), under the administrative control of the union power ministry.

  • Construction began in 1998 by NEEPCO but was halted in 2004 by the Tuirial Crop Compensation Claimant Association.

  • The project has been built at a cost of Rs. 1, 302 crore.

  • Biggest power project in Mizoram feeding the entire energy to be generated to the state.

  • Comes 13 years after the last major central sector hydro-power project in the North-Eastern Region–the Kopili Stage-II.

  • With the commissioning of this project, Mizoram became the third power-surplus State in the North-East, after Sikkim and Tripura.

  • Project is accompanied by state-of-art transmission system to transfer surplus power to other power deficient parts of the country.

Details on New North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

  • New Scheme will be 100 percent centrally funded as against the NLCPR, where 10 percent contribution had to come from the State Governments.

  • The Central Government will provide Rs. 5300 crore to North Eastern States under the Scheme over the next three years.

  • To ensure continuity, all ongoing projects under NLCPR (Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources) will be provided funds for completion by March 2022.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 25, 2017

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