The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone/ ground breaking ceremony of NHPC’s 2880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project (Arunachal Pradesh) on 9th March 2024 at a glittering function held at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The function was also graced by Lt. Gen Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, Hon’ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pema Khandu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and Shri Chowna Mein, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.  

The 2880 MW Dibang Multipurpose project is located near village Munli in Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh. The project will have a 278 m High Dam which shall be the highest Concrete Gravity Dam of India. The Dam is planned to be constructed with Roller Compacted Concrete technique and as RCC Dam it will be the highest RCC Dam of the World. The Dibang Dam aims to place a peak of above 5 lakhs cubic meter of concrete in one month, which will be the first in the world. 

The Project will annually generate 11223 MU (Million Units) of Hydropower, which is clean and green energy and will be fed into Northern Grid. The Project has a construction period of 108 months and is scheduled to be commissioned in Feb. 2032. The Project has potential of direct employment of 500 people during construction phase and 300 during operation. Further, the Project will provide indirect employment of 5000 people during construction phase and 500 during operation phase.

The Project will entitle 12% Free Power and additional 1% free power for Local Area Development Fund for development of State. The project will enable the State and Country to achieve its journey towards Net Zero targets. The Project is designed as a storage project with Flood moderation as one of the key objectives besides power generation. For the purpose of Flood moderation, a capacity of 1282.60 MCM (Million Cubic Meters) will be created by keeping the reservoir below the FRL (Full Reservoir Level) in monsoon.

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