Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh led to an abnormal rise in the level of the silt content in the Satluj river, forcing the authorities to keep the operation of three mega hydropower plants shut on the third day, officials said on Thursday.
The closure of the projects disrupted power supply to the northern states, including Delhi.
“The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri plant and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Electric Project has been closed since August 7 as the silt content in the river rose more than the permissible limit,” an official with the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) told IANS. Read More
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