SRINAGAR, JULY 24, 2020: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, reviewed the progress of two prestigious multipurpose projects-Ujh and Shahpur Kandi Dam.

While reviewing the progress on Rs 9167.00 crore Ujh Multipurpose Project, it was mentioned that several mandatory clearances from various agencies have been obtained including Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Public Works Department, Power Development Department, Irrigation & Flood Control Department, Geology & Mining Department, Jal Shakti Department, Tourism Department and Fisheries Department. Besides, the Central Wildlife Board has also accorded clearance to the project.

The Administrative Council directed the Jal Shakti Department to pursue obtaining of pending clearances viz, Forest Clearance, Environment Impact Assessment, Defence Clearance and Clearance from Ministry of Tribal Affairs by 31st August, 2020.

Regarding the progress on Shahpur Kandi Dam Project, it was directed that the department will ensure completion of land acquisition process in addition to obtaining forest clearance by 31st August, 2020. It was also decided that the coordination issues between all the stakeholders viz, Governments of India-Punjab-J&K, be timely resolved through regular meetings of the Tripartite Monitoring Team.