Shri Balraj Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC addressed the Technical session of the Inter-Ministerial Conference on ‘Future Strategies for NIRM’ at New Delhi on 26th April 2019. Shri Joshi gave a special presentation titled ‘Rock Mechanics in Hydroelectric Projects’ wherein he gave an overview of NHPC’s achievements in the field of hydropower and highlighted the importance of understanding rock and rock mass properties in design of civil structures. Shri Joshi also cited case studies in conducting of rock mechanics testing by NHPC in various Projects as 2880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project, 720 MW Mangdechhu Project, 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Project, 510 MW Teesta –V Power Station, 150 MW Goriganga-IIIA Project etc.
The event was organized by National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), an autonomous Research Institute under Ministry of Mines, Government of India and witnessed participation of important organizations as Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Power, NHPC, NPCIL, Central Water Commission, Hindustan Zinc. Ltd. etc.