Kiru hydroelectric project Current Affairs - 2019

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PM inaugurates development projects in Jammu and Kashmir

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various development works during his visit to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The developmental works include:

  • Laying of the foundation stones of two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Vijaypur and Awantipora.
  • Laying of the foundation stone of northern regional centre campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Jammu.
  • Launching of the University of Ladakh, which will be the first-ever university in the Ladakh region of the state.
  • Launching of various projects under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • Laying of the foundation stones for three model degree colleges in Kishtwar, Kupwara and Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Declaration of 100-per cent electrification of households in Jammu and Kashmir under the central government’s Saubhagya Scheme.
  • Laying the foundation stone for 624-MW Kiru hydroelectric project in Kishtwar which is a run-of-the-river project across the Chenab.
  • Inaugurating the 9-MW Dah hydroelectric project.
  • Inauguration of the 220-KV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system.
  • Inauguration of the 400-KV D/C Jalandhar-Samba-Rajouri-Shopian-Amargarh (Sopore) transmission line.
  • Laying the foundation stone of 1,640-metre span double-lane bridge over the Chenab river in Sajwal.

Many of these projects are undertaken under the Prime Minister’s Development Package was announced as a reconstruction plan for J&K.