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Damodar Valley Corporation

The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is a governmental organization which operates several power stations in the Damodar River area of West Bengal and Jharkhand states of India. The corporation operates both thermal power stations and hydel power stations under the Ministry of Power, Govt of India. DVC is headquartered in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

DVC emerged as a culmination of attempts made over a whole century to control the wild and erratic Damodar River. The valley has been ravaged frequently by floods at varying intensities. Serious floods occurred in 1730, 1823, 1848, 1856, 1882, 1898, 1901, 1916, 1923, 1935 & 1943. The river spans over an area of 25,235 sq. km covering the states of Bihar (now Jharkhand) & West Bengal. The catastrophe caused by the 1943 flood, led to serious public indignation against the Government. As a result, the Government of Bengal appointed a board of Enquiry titled "Damodar Flood Enquiry Committee"with the Maharaja of Burdwan and the noted physicist Dr. Meghnad Saha as members for suggesting remedial measures.
The Damodar Flood Enquiry Committee suggested creation of an authority similar to the Tennessee Valley Authority in the USA, and recommended the construction of dams and storage reservoirs at the sites with a total capacity of 1.5 millions acre ft. (1.850 millions cu. M) and highlighted the possibilities of multipurpose development in the valley area. The Govt. of India then commissioned the ‘Central Technical Power Board’ to study the proposal and appointed Mr. W L Voorduin, a senior engineer of the TVA to study the problem at the Damodar and to make his recommendation for comprehensive development of the valley. Accordingly, in August, 1944 Mr. Voorduin submitted his ‘Preliminary Memorandum on the unified Development of the Damodar River.’
Mr. Voorduin's "Preliminary Memorandum" suggested a multipurpose development plan designed for achieving flood control, irrigation, power generation and navigation in the Damodar Valley. Four consultants appointed by the Government of India examined it. They also approved the main technical features of Voorduin's scheme and recommended early initiation of construction beginning with Tilaiya to be followed by Maithon. By April 1947, full agreement was practically reached between the three Governments of Central, West Bengal and Bihar on the implementation of the scheme and in March 1948, the Damodar Valley Corporation Act (Act No. XIV of 1948) was passed by the Central Legislature, requiring the three Governments, The Central Government and the State Governments of West Bengal and Bihar (now Jharkhand) to participate jointly for the purpose of building the Damodar Valley Corporation. The Corporation came into existence on 7 July 1948 as the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India.

Damodar Valley Corporation news

DVC Received Swachhta Pakhwada Award-2019

New Delhi/Kolkata: Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has been bestowed with the prestigious MOP Award (3rd prize) for outstanding performance in 'Swachhta Pakhwada-2019'.   The Award was given by Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary (Power), Government of India., Dr. P. K. Mukhopadhy
Posted Date :  13-07-19

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DVC Celebrates International Day of Yoga

Kolkata: Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) Celebrates 5th 'International Day of Yoga' (IDY) on 21stJune 2019 across the Valley with the enthusiastic participation of employees, CISF Jawans and their family members.   The logo of IDY-2019 reflects harmony and peace for humanity wh
Posted Date :  22-06-19

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World Environment Day observed Across the valley by DVC

Kolkata: Damodar Valley Corporation observed 'World Environment Day' on 5th June, 2019. The day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.
Posted Date :  05-06-19

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Swachhta Pakhwada Celebrated Successfully Across the Valley by DVC

Kolkata: Damodar Valley Corporation celebrated Swachhta Pakhwada fortnight with full zeal and enthusiasm from 16th to 31st May 2019. The program started with pledge taking ceremony at Headquarter and field formations on 16th May 2019.   Awareness Camps, Seminar, Panel Discussion, Talks,
Posted Date :  04-06-19

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DVC donates Heavy Duty Water Purifier to Polytechnic College

Kolkata: As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) Raghunathpur Thermal Power station under the scheme 'Safe Drinking Water for All' and observation of Swachhata Pakhwada - 2019 between 16 May to 31 May 2019 DVC RTPS donated heavy Duty 120 lt
Posted Date :  30-05-19

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Taboos and Myths around Menstruation

Kolkata: Seminar on 'Taboos and Myths around Menstruation' was organised at Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) Headquarter Kolkata on 28th May 2019 on the occasion of Swachhta Pakhwada-2019. The distinguished guests were Dr. Madhumita Dobe, Director - Professor AIIH & PH and Dr. Somnath B
Posted Date :  29-05-19

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DVC Organised International Women s Day

Kolkata: International Women’s Day was celebrated at DVC HQ and all its field formations on 08th March 2019 with great fanfare and enthusiasm. On this occasion, various programs were organized to recognize the contribution made by women employees to the organization and society in general.
Posted Date :  09-03-19

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Vigilance Awareness Week - 2018 Observed in DVC

Kolkata: Vigilance Awareness Week-2018 was observed at Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) Head Quarters, Kolkata and in different projects from 29.10.2018 to 03.11.2018 with the central theme ‘Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India’. Integrity Pledge for the organization has been administered b
Posted Date :  13-11-18

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DVC Receives Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar

New Delhi: Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has been awarded the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (2nd prize) for 2017-18 for implementation of official language policy of Government of India. Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India has presented the award to Shri P.K. Mukhopadhyay, Member
Posted Date :  16-09-18

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Inauguration of Hindi Pakhwara at DVC

Kolkata: Hindi Pakhwara was inaugurated at Headquarters of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) at Kolkata with traditional fervour by the lighting of lamps.The messages of Home Minister & Minister of State of Power (IC), Govt. of India and Chairman, DVC were read out before the audience. The functio
Posted Date :  14-09-18

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DVC Contributes to Kerala Flood Relief Fund

Kolkata: Recently Kerala was hit by the devastating flood causing grave loss of life and property. To give some relief to the suffering and hardship of the people of the state DVC employees contributed one day’s pay amounting to Rs. 1,64,60,251.00 in Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
Posted Date :  10-09-18

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DVC to Supply Power to Bangladesh

Kolkata: Damodar Valley Corporation, inked two agreements for supply of 300 MW electricity each to Bangladesh, at its Head Office on 6th Sep 2018. Supply under the Power Purchase Agreements concluded with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVNL) will entail supply of 300 MW to Bangladesh, from 400 KV
Posted Date :  06-09-18

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