Initial Environmental Examination of 1.95 MW Naushera Hydropower Project, Muzaffarabad Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Location: Naushera Village, Muzaffarabad Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Name of Client: Naushera Energy Private Ltd

Year: 2017

Narrative Description of Project: The Feasibility Study Report of the project has already been approved by POE (Panel of Experts) for construction of 1.95 MW Naushera Hydro Power Plant on Naushera Nullah which is a right bank tributary of Jhelum River around 5km upstream of Ghari Dupatta in tehsil and district Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.The objective of the project is to exploit the existing water resources of Jhelum River for development of hydroelectric power to meet the requirement of community living in Ghari Dupatta and adjoining areas of Muzaffarabad.

Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved and Functions Performed:

  • Engr. Saadat Ali, Environmental Engineer and Team Leader
  • Engr. Ali Abduallh, Enviro-Civil Engineer
  • Mrs. Khushbakt Andleeb, Environmental Scientist
  • Mrs. Iqra Munawar, GIS Expert

Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff:

The services included:

  • Collected Baseline (Physical, Biological and Socio-economic) of the project area
  • Identified and assessed of all major and minor impacts during Pre- construction, Construction and Operation phases of the Project;
  • Identified all significant impacts that may require detailed assessment;
  • Proposed mitigation measures to minimize, eliminate or to compensate the potential adverse impacts identified.
  • Prepared Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan
  • Prepared Plantation Plan.
  • Prepared Initial Environmental Examination Report of the project


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