DVC, a legacy to the people of India, emerged as a culmination of attempts made over a whole century to control the wild

and erratic Damodar river. The river spans over an area of 25,000 sq. kms covering the states of Bihar (now Jharkhand) & West Bengal. The Damodar Valley has been ravaged frequently by floods of varying intensities and the first of the major recorded flood dates back to 1730. Thereafter serious floods occurred at regular intervals, but it was the flood of 1943 that left the worst devastation in its wake. As a result, the Governor of Bengal appointed a Board of Inquiry headed by the Maharaja of Burdwan and the noted physicist Dr. Meghnad Saha as member. In their report, the Board suggested creation of an authority similar to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) of United States of America. The Government of India then appointed Mr. W.L. Voorduin, a senior engineer of the TVA to make recommendations 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, 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 7th July, 1948 as the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India.

Mission & Vision Mission: The assigned mission of the Corporation DVC under Section 12 of the DVC Act, 1948 is,  Flood control  Promotion and operation of schemes for irrigation  Water supply for industrial and domestic use  Navigation and drainage  Generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy  Promotion of afforestation and control of soil erosion in valley area  Promotion of public health, agriculture, industrial, economic and general well being in Damodar Valley Vision  To foster integrated development of Damodar Valley Command Area and achieve par excellence in its multifaceted activities of Control of floods, provision of irrigation, generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy and also soil conservation, unified tourism, fisheries, socio – economic & health development of villages within a radius of 10 KM of its projects.

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 India’s first underground hydel station set up at Maithon. moisture conservation  Coonstruction of water harvesting structures .  Bokaro TPS. first to burn untapped low-grade coal in pulverized fuel furnaces. fertiliser application. drainage line treatments. first of its kind in Eastern India with tube mills in service for zero reject.coal.Landmarks Achieved  DVC is the first multipurpose river valley project taken up by the Govt. the nation’s biggest thermal power plant in the 50s of the last century  BTPS boilers.  Compatible Power Transmission Network Augmentation. water and liquid fuel.  Capacity addition programme of 5700 MW during 11th plan.  DVC.Direct ignition of pulverized coal (DIPC) system for reducing oil consumption in the boiler conceived for the first time in Eastern India at Mejia TPS.  The first re-heat units in India. Soil Conservation  Afforestation/Silvi Pastoral Development/Contour Trenching/Rehabilitation  Field hedge. Power Generation  Thermal  Hydel Water Management  Dams  Barrage  Canals Mining Transmission & Distribution  220 KV  132 KV  33 KV Growth Plan  Capacity addition programme of 1000 MW of 10th plan during 11th Plan.  Mejia. renovation of ponds reclamation of land. of India. the only GOI organization generating power through three sources. silt detention dams. utilizing high steam parameter at Chandrapura TPS. pasture and horticultural development. demonstrations on crops.

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