DVC to reduce power generation at Mejia plant

Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has decided to regulate power generation up to 1,000 MW at its 2,340 MW Mejia power plant in West Bengal due to water scarcity, following damage to a lock gate of the Durgapur Barrage. …

The Mejia power unit is located at Durlabhpur, 35 km from Durgapur.  The Durgapur barrage has a capacity of 10.273 million cubic metres of water, which has shrunk by 37 per cent due to siltation over past six decades. Despite this, the barrage had provided 270,000 acre-feet of irrigation to the downstream districts last year during kharif cultivation season.

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