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Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station awarded a Gold Shield

Feb 4, 2014 11:28 IST

Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station awarded a gold shield on 4 February 2014 for its meritorious performance in 2013-14.Nathpa Hydro power Station consecutively third time received the award.

Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station received Silver shield for the year 2012-13 and Bronze shield for the year 2011-12 by the Central Electricity Authority in the category of Performance of Hydro Power Stations.


The Ministry of Power had instituted the Comprehensive Award Scheme for recognizing meritorious performance in Power Sector in 2004-05.

About Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Station

Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Station of 1500 MW capacity is the India’s largest hydropower plant.

It was commissioned in May 2004 and 62.50m high Concrete Gravity dam on River Satluj.

Natpha Jhakri hydroelectric plant supply power to the North Indian states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the cities of Delhi and Chandigarh.

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Who: Ministry of Power

What: gold shield

When: 4 February 2014

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