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Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd.

A Gold rated State PSU( A Govt. of Odisha Undertaking )

Powering Green Energy
Sh Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS
Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Sports & Youth
Services, Department and, Chairman-cum-Managing
Director, OHPC Ltd.

Important Events

Stage-I

  • 1937
    The Hirakud Scheme conceived by Er. M. Visveswaraya
  • 1945
    Agreement on unified development of the Mahanadi valley carried out between the Govt. of Odisha and Eastern states.
  • 1946
    Foundation laying ceremony of the Hirakud Dam by Sri Hawthorne Lewis. I.C.S, Govt. of Odisha.
  • 13.4.1948
    Foundation laid by Sri Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • February 1949
    Construction of the project commenced.
  • Aug 1948-Dec. 1949
    Preliminary design of Hirakud dam by International Engineering Co., Danver, USA.
  • March, 1952
    Appointment of Hirakud Control Board.
  • Nov. 1953
    The presentation of revised estimate amounting to Rs. 70.78 Crores to the Control Board during its 7th Meeting.
  • Aug. 1956
    Hirakud dam completed.
  • 7.9.1956
    Irrigation water let out in the right side main canal.(Unit-3,24MW)
  • 18.12 .1956
    First Hydro Power plant commissioned.
  • 13.1.1957
    The project inaugurated by Sri. Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • 13.05.1957
    24MW,Unit-4 of Burla P.H. Commissioned
  • 11.11.1957
    37.5MW,Unit-2 of Burla P.H. Commissioned
  • 11.05.1957
    37.5MW,Unit-1 of Burla P.H. Commissioned

Stage-II

  • July, 1956
    Chiplima scheme sanctioned.
  • January, 1957
    Civil construction work started.
  • April, 1957
    Electrical construction work started.
  • 19.04.1962
    37.5 MW Generator No. 5 at Burla Power House commissioned.
  • July, 1962
    Water let out in Power channel
  • 15.07.1962
    24 MW generator No. 1 at Chiplima Power House Commissioned.
  • 26.11.1962
    24 MW Generator No. 2 at Chilplima Power House Commissioned.
  • 05.08.1963
    37.5 MW Generator No. 6 at Burla PH commissioned.
  • 14.9.1963
    Inauguration of the project by Dr. A.N. Khosla.
  • 01.02.1964
    24 MW Generator No. 3 at Chiplima commissioned

Stage III

  • Aug. 1982
    Hirakud stage III Project sanctioned by Planning Commission.
  • March 1983
    Civil construction work started.
  • Nov. 1986
    Civil foundation work completed.
  • March 1987
    Erection of draft tube gate, penstock gate, spiral casing completed.
  • 13.9.1990
    37.5 MW generator No. 7 at Burla P.H commissioned.