Sources: : PIB, PTI, The Hindu, The Indian Express, DD News, Lok Sabha Channel , Rajya Sabha Channel , All India Radio
AZAD PATTAN HYDEL PROJECT
Pakistan and China signed an agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan hydel power project on the Jhelum river in Sudhoti district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The project is a run-of-the-river scheme with a reservoir located near Muslimabad village, 7 km upstream from the Azad Pattan bridge, in district Sudhnoti, one of the eight districts of PoK.
The project will be commissioned by 2024. The project will comprise a 90-metre-high dam, with a 3.8 sq km reservoir.
The Azad Pattan project is one of five hydropower schemes on the Jhelum. Upstream from Azad Pattan are the Mahl, Kohala, and Chakothi Hattian projects; Karot is downstream. Like Kohala and Azad Pattan, Karot too, is being developed under the CPEC framework.