What is Jangi Thopan Powari hydroelectricity project?
Jangi Thopan Powari hydroelectricity project (JTP HEP) is proposed 804 megawatt hydroelectric project that is expected to come up on the Satluj river. This project would involve the diversion of water via the construction of a 12 km long tunnel. It requires 295.93 hectares of land, of which 270.43 hectare is forestland. The project will cause submergence of a large portion of wilderness.
The hydroelectric project is being opposed by the people of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh as it threatens their rivers and forests. It is expected to affect Jangi, Akpa, Khadura, Thopan and Rarang villages in Jangram valley.