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MoU signed for setting up Hydro Engineering College

29th Jul, 2016

Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, NTPC Ltd. & NHPC signed an MoU for setting up Hydro Engineering College in the State of Himachal Pradesh to promote technical education in the State, on 29th July 2016 (Friday) in New Delhi. The signing of this MoU will herald a new era of cooperation of federal spirit between central Govt. & State Govt. of Himachal Pradesh and hugely benefit the Education & Skill Development needs of people of Himachal Pradesh furthering the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The MoU was signed by Shri Rajeshwar Goel, Director, Department of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training, Himachal Pradesh and Shri K.K. Singh, Regional Executive Director (Hydro), NTPC Ltd., & Shri S. Mitra, Executive Director (CSR & SD), NHPC in the august presence of Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Hon’ble Minister (Health, and Family Welfare), Govt. of India, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Hon'ble Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy & Mines, Govt. of India; Shri G.S. Bali, Minister (Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs with Addl. Charge of Transport, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training), Hon'ble MPs from Himachal Pradesh , Shri Anurag Thakur, Shri Ram Swaroop Sharma, Shri Virender Kashyap and Smt. Viplove Thakur.

Smt. Shalini Prasad, Addl. Secretary ( Power), Shri Anirudh Kumar,Joint Secretary ( Thermal), Smt. Archana Agarwal, JS (Hydro). Shri Sanjay Gupta, Principal Secretary , Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC Ltd. , Shri K.M.Singh, CMD NHPC , Shri U.P. Pani, Director(HR) NTPC, Shri R. S. Meena, Director (HR) NHPC were also present on the occasion.

NTPC & NHPC are committed to contribute Rs. 37.50 crore each ( total Rs. 75 Crore) in the first tranche for setting up of Hydro Engineering College at Badla, District Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. NTPC & NHPC will also consider to release Rs. 12.5 crore each( total 25 crore) in the second tranche. NTPC and NHPC will also contribute Rs. 2.5 crore each ( total Rs. 5 crore) per year for five years ( total Rs. 25 Crore) towards operating expenses. The land for the proposed college has already been identified by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh in Badla, Distt. Bilaspur & will be transferred to the society registered for the purpose. NTPC, NHPC and Ministry of Power, Govt. of India will be represented in the Governing Body of the College which will be affiliated to Himachal Pradesh Technical University.

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