|Early Times Report|
Kathua, Feb 27: A delegation of 30 persons comprising Senior officials from Department of Hydropower Development, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, alongwith prominent local citizens of Siang, Chagung, Yomi, Anjaw, Kamle, & Lohit regions visited NHPC’s Sewa II Power Station on 26/02/2020 to study first-hand impressions of various paradigms resulting from hydropower development in Chamba valley (HP) and Sewa-II PS in Kathua district of J&K. Bedi Ram, General Manager (I/C) Sewa-II PS alongwith all senior officers welcomed the delegation led by Superintending Engineer (DHPD), Taki Tatin, and gave them a guided tour of the power station at Mashka. A detailed power point presentation on various socioeconomic aspects of hydel development was presented to the delegates wherein they were exposed to various social welfare interventions under CSR & SD. The visitors openly interacted with the team of contract employees, shopkeepers and contractors of Sewa-II and discussed their apprehensions related to hydropower development. The local employees highlighted the fact that their entire life has changed, for better, after the development of Sewa-II Power Station. The area has witnessed development of roads, parks, communications, healthcare and educational infrastructure thereby leading to immense possibilities for a better future of their children.
Omom Panyang, eldest amongst the group, profusely thanked NHPC for an eye-opening & educative interaction as well as the generous hospitality provided to them in such a remote area of J&K.
All delegates promised their active support in harnessing the full hydropower potential of Arunachal Pradesh. Being the first-time visitors to J&K they were in complete awe of its natural beauty.