Data recently revealed under the Central
Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) shows that between 2001-2015, the NHPC
has earned at least Rs. 194 billion (Rs. 19,431 crores) from the sale of power
generated by the hydel projects based in J&K.
Of this, J&K Govt. had paid Rs. 41 billion (Rs. 4,129 crores) to NHPC to buy 19.7% of the power that was generated by the hydel projects situated in the State.
This information has been supplied by NHPC in response to an RTI application filed by Venkatesh Nayak of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi.
The NHPC is running seven hydroelectric power projects in the J&K which include Salal, Uri-I, Dulhasti, Sewa-II, Uri-II, Chutak and Nimmo Bazgo.