Work related to land acquisition on the Jajarkot-based Nalsingh Gadh hydropower project has begun.
In the first phase, the Nalsingh Gadh Hydropower Project Development Committee started acquiring land around the proposed project site and power house. The project last week had issued a notice for land compensation.
Chairman of the committee Sher Bahadur Shahi said the panel plans to acquire 531 ropanis of land in the first phase. Of the total area, 114 ropanis belong to Tribhuvan Higher Secondary School in Dalli, and 250 ropanis to the locals. The project has allocated Rs 12.5 million for this fiscal year for land acquisition.
Shahi said the project has also initiated work on physical infrastructure and detailed project report. He said the project has invited bids for the construction of road links and office building. “This fiscal year, we plan to complete the detailed survey, including that of power generation,” he said.
The project was identified as one of the potential storage-type hydropower projects in 1999-2001 by the “Identification and Feasibility Study of Storage Project ‘’.
Among 93 potential storage-type projects, Nalsingh Gadh was identified as one of the attractive projects and ranked in the first priority as its implementation is expected to fulfill increasing demand during the peak season, according to the project.
The project’s feasibility study, carried out by Project Development Department of the Nepal Electricity Authority, was completed in July, 2012.