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					    Declaration No. 36/88                       DVC Current Vol. No. XXXXI
    Postal Regn. NO.WB/SL/269/86                January - March, 2007

                     RECORDS FOR DVC
                               PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
•   Thermal generation increased by 11.3% over 2005-06 to 13779 MU.
•   Gross generation improved by 12.6% over 2005-06 to 14136 MU.
•   Revenue from power increased by 23.7% over 2005-06 to Rs. 4314 crore.
•   Net surplus (PAT) improved by 15.4% over 2005-06 to Rs. 1239 crore

                                   ALL TIME RECORDS
•   71.18% overall PLF against 63.98% of 2005-06.
•   13779MU thermal generation against 12385 MU in 2005-06.
•   83.3% PLF in thermal generation in December, 2006.
•   92.4% PLF in thermal generation on 27 January, 2007.
•   104.2% PLF at MTPS on 2 January, 2007.
•   85.16% PLF at MTPS against 79.96% of 2005-06.
•   90.8% PLF at BTPS ‘B’ on 12 November, 2006.
•   60% PLF at BTPS ‘B’ against 55.8% of 2002-03.
•   95.7% PLF at DTPS on 4 December, 2006.
•   67.31% PLF at DTPS surpassing 62.23% of 1985-86.
•   90.9% PLF at CTPS on 21 March, 2007.

                        Oil Synchronisation Of MTPS Unit-5

Oil Synchronisation of the 250 MW Unit 5 of MTPS was successfully done on 30 March. Construction work
of this unit started in October 2005 and the commercial generation of power is expected to commence shortly.
According to the schedule, the 250 MW sixth unit of MTPS will be ready for generation in the month of
October, 2007. Our Chairman, Secretary and Directors congratulated all the employees of MTPS for the
successful oil synchronisation of Unit-5. Shri S.K.Ghosh, Chief Engineer (O&M) & Project Head and Shri T.
N. Nandi, Chief Engineer (Construction), MTPS also conveyed their wholehearted congratulations to all
employees of MTPS and construction agencies. Incidentally this is the only Thermal Power Unit in Eastern
India which has been synchronized within the 10th Five Year Plan.

            2340 MW Mejia Thermal Power Station will be Eastern India’s Largest
              Power Station by 2010 (Phase I : 1340 MW + Phase II : 1000 MW)

                         'We Should Feel, We Are The Best'
                           – Shri A K Barman, Chairman

'We should feel, we are the best'. This was said by our Chairman Shri A. K. Barman in the function organized
at DVC Headquarters on 30 March to felicitate him by officers and staff on completion of his one year
distinguished service in DVC.
The programme started with the welcome address of Shri A. Chakraborti, Additional Secretary. Our Secretary
Shri S. Biswas presented the floral bouquet and gift to Chairman. This was followed by the address of Chairman
to all employees of DVC. In his address, Chairman has elaborately highlighted the recent achievements of DVC
and future plans for progress. He specifically mentioned that DVC has a huge potential to achieve new heights.
"For this, all of us should work together as a team with understanding amongst us. The interest of the
organization is to be looked first", he said. He assured everybody that in near future our collective dream will
come true.
After Chairman's address, Shri S. K. Saha, Chief Engineer (Commercial), Shri S. K. Ghosh, Deputy Chief
Engineer(SPM), Shri R. Agarwal, Supdt. Engineer and Shri M. I. Ghani, Sr. Joint Secretary spoke highly about
Chairman's significant contribution during this one year for all round rapid progress of DVC. Besides Secretary,
Chief Vigilance Officer, all our Directors and Senior Officials were present in this function.


                           Shri Gautam Chatterjee, IAS
                         New Chief Vigilance Officer of DVC

Shri Gautam Chatterjee, IAS, took over as the Chief Vigilance Officer of Damodar Valley Corporation
with effect from 20 February, 2007. Shri Chatterjee, an IAS officer of Maharastra cadre, has worked in
various capacities in his distinguished service career. He was Additional Municipal Commissioner of
Bombay Municipal Corporation, Chief Executive Officer of Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and District Magistrate of
Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Prior to joining DVC, Shri Chatterjee was the Joint Secretary, Ministry
of Defence, Government of India.


             Deputy Chief Minister, Jharkhand Visits Maithon

Shri Stiphen Marandi, Hon'ble Dy. Chief Minister of Jharkhand visited Maithon on 2 February. On his arrival,
he was received by Sr. Chief Engineer (Generation) & Project Head at Chairman's camp office. During the brief
period of his stay, the Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister met the Chief Engineers and Head of the Departments of
DVC along with officials of rural electrification programme and Maithon Power Ltd. in a meeting. He wished
DVC all success in its new venture.

                                Rakesh Mehta In Maithon

Shri Rakesh Mehta, Principal Secretary, Department of Power, Government of Delhi visited Maithon on 5
February. He was accompanied by Shri A. Das, Chief Engineer (11th Plan) from Kolkata. On his arrival,
Shri Mehta was received by the Chief Engineer (CLD) and Chief Engineer (Hqrs.) of Maithon Project at
Chairman's camp office. During his visit, Shri Mehta went to the Unified Load Despatch Centre, Maithon
Hydel Station and Maithon Dam. In a press meet later on, Shri Mehta said that Delhi is looking forward
for DVC power to meet the power deficit in the capital city.


              Inauguration of DVC Portal and E-mail Services

Our Chairman Shri A. K. Barman has inaugurated the new DVC Portal and e-mail services on 4 February
at DVC Towers, Kolkata. This new portal and e-mail services will act as a platform to effectively
exchange data within and outside the organization. It will also provide a collaborative environment for
creating, editing and sharing documents and information easily within an integrated work space. It may be
noted here that DVC has already established high capacity MPLS-VPN amongst its all thermal power
stations, headquarters at Kolkata and operational headquarters at Maithon in collaboration with BSNL.
Arrangement for regular videoconferencing among all stations has also been done. The new facility will
improve the productivity in DVC through access to current mission–critical data, lower costs due to
streamline administration and improve responsibilities to customers due to timely and pro-active inter
office communication. More than 1,000 employees of DVC will be able to use this services at a time.

First Prize for DVC Stall
DVC bagged the first prize in the last Industrial India Trade Fair for its well decorated Stall with
informative exhibits under middle level category. The fair was organized by Bengal National
Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Salt Lake Stadium of Kolkata in February, 2007. Our Chief
Public Relations Officer received the prize, on behalf of DVC, from Shri Somnath Chatterjee,
Hon'ble Speaker of Loksabha, who was the Chief Guest of the award giving ceremony.

                Brief History of Damodar Valley Corporation
                               – A Look Back

River 'Damodar'
The river 'Damodar' is known for its erratic nature and recurrence of flood for time immemorial. Rising
from the Palamau hills in the state of Jharkhand, Damodar flows in south-easterly direction. On entering
the deltaic plains of West Bengal, the river abruptly changes its course to southern direction and ultimately
joins the river Hooghly near Kolkata.

Flood Records

The erratic character of the Damodar had long been a cause of worry to the people and the government
alike. During the dry months the flow level of the Damodar remained too low but in the rainy season the
river was subject to flash floods. Floods not only used to destroy crops and properties but also created
swamps and pools – the breeding grounds of mosquitoes. Malaria and dysentery were the regular
occurrence, which lowered the vitality of the people in Damodar Valley area.

Early Investigations

The problem of taming the Damodar river had engaged the attention of the people and the Government
since the early years of 19th century. In 1863, the then Government of India had explored the Damodar
Valley for possible flood control measures and schemes for irrigation and navigation. The initial
investigation did not yield significant results. A supplementary survey was made in 1886 and a proposal
was mooted for construction of 12 detention dams on the river Damodar and six on the Barakar river at
selected sites. The Government of India forwarded this proposal to the Secretary of the State of India who
turned it down on the plea that the proposal involved a risk of serious financial loss.

The question of controlling the Damodar was again revived in 1900 when the flood caused widespread
havoc. But, the then Government continued to tinker with the problem. In August, 1913, floods of the
highest magnitude were recorded and following public outcry the issue was reopened again.

The study of the problem continued till 1920 and a revised scheme for the construction of the flood
detention reservoirs was prepared. This scheme also met the fate of the previous one. Ultimately in 1939
the "Damodar-Hooghly Flushing and Irrigation Scheme" was approved by the then Bengal legislature. But
nothing further was done. One positive gain, however, of all these half-hearted efforts over a century was a
collection of valuable hydrological data which proved useful in the preparation of a project report for
setting up of the present Damodar Valley Corporation.

The 1943 Enquiry Committee

A moderate flood of Damodar breached the left embankment near Amirpore in Burdwan District on the
night of 16 July, 1943. There was an old course of the river "Debidaha", just outside the embankment. The
river found its way into this "Daha" and overflooded the countryside to a depth of 6 to 7 feet at places and
many villages were devastated. The then Bengal Government with the notification no. 2788-I, dated 14
December, 1943, constituted an Enquiry Committee to advise on permanent measures to control floods in
the 'Damodar' river and in particular to advise on the utility of the scheme for flood-regulating reservoirs
prepared in the year 1920. The committee had the following as members :

1)   Maharajadhiraj Bahadur Udaychand Mahtab, M. L. A. of Burdwan.
2)   Dr. M. N. Saha, F. R. S., Professor of Physics, Calcutta University.
3)   Mr. C. C. Inglis, C. I. E., Director, Central Irrigation and Hydro-dynamic Research Station, Poona.
4)   The Conservator of Forests, Utilisation and Research Circle, Bengal.
5)   The Conservator of Forests, Bihar.
6)   The Deputy Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Irrigation Branch, Bihar.
7)   The Chief River Surveyor to the Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta.
8)   The Chief Engineer, Bengal, Communications and Works (Irrigation) Department.
9)   Rai Bahadur Kanwar Sain, I. S. E., Punjab.
10) Dr. N. K. Bose, Director, River Research Institute, Bengal.

The Enquiry Committee first met on 17 January, 1944. The members were welcomed by the Hon'ble Mr.
B. P. Pain, Minister for Communication and Works. The committee was asked not only to suggest long
term measures for flood control but to cover development of railways, roads, irrigation and health in
Damodar Valley. The committee mooted for the first time the idea of tackling the problems of the
Damodar basin on the model of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) of USA. It was a comprehensive and
welcome suggestion and the Government of India commissioned the Central Technical Board to study the
proposal. A conference of the representatives of the Central Government and the Government of Bihar and
Bengal was held on 3 January, 1945 and it was decided that all relevant information having a bearing on
the unified development of the Damodar basin should be collected and a preliminary memorandum will be

The Voorduin Memorandum
The Central Technical Power Board secured the services of late Mr. W. L. Voorduin, a senior engineer
and the staff of the TVA on the basis of the recommendation made by the Enquiry Committee. He
prepared the preliminary memorandum and outline of a plan which aimed at flood control, irrigation,
power generation and navigation in the Damodar Valley. It was subject to the scrutiny of a technical
expert team from USA consisting of two eminent engineers. Two Indian engineers, A. N. Khosla and M.
Narasimhaiya were also associated with the team. This expert body approved the Voorduin's
memorandum. A meeting of the three Governments i.e. Bengal, Bihar and Central, was held in April, 1946
to consider this memorandum and the reports submitted by other technical experts and its Indian
associates. Out of these deliberations, emerged the Damodar Valley Project. B. K. Gokhale, ICS, was
appointed as the first administrator to implement this project in May 1946. S. N. Majumder, ICS, succeded
him in October of the same year.

Birth of DVC
The appointment of an administrator for the Damodar Valley Project was only an interim arrangement.
Steps were then taken to constitute a full fledged authority for the implementation and efficient
administration of the project. By special resolution drawn up in terms of section–103 of the Government of
India Act, 1935, the Legislatures of Bihar (Presently Jharkhand) and Bengal (presently West Bengal)
agreed to set up the Damodar Valley Corporation. An agreed draft of the constitution of this body was
prepared and placed before the Constituent Assembly of India (legislative) on 1st December, 1947. This
was the Damodar Valley Corporation bill, which was passed by the Parliament of India on 18 February,
1948 and placed on the statute book on 27 March, 1948. Out of this Act of Parliament, the Damodar
Valley Corporation was born on the 7 July, 1948.

The DVC Act
The Damodar Valley Corporation is a corporate body constituted under the DVC ACT (Act No. 14 of
1948) consisting of a Chairman and two members to be appointed by the Central Government after
consultation with the State Governments of Bihar (presently Jharkhand) and West Bengal. As stated in the
preamble of the Act, the object of establishing the Corporation is the development of the Damodar Valley
in Bihar (presently Jharkhand) and West Bengal.
The statutory functions of the Corporation as per DVC Act are :
(i) flood control, (ii) promotion and operation of schemes for irrigation, water supply and drainage, (iii)
generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, (iv) promotion and control of navigation in
the Damodar Valley and its tributaries and channels, (v) promotion of afforestation and control of soil
erosion in Damodar Valley, (vi) promotion of public health and agriculture, industrial, economic and
general well-being of the residents of Damodar Valley.

Damodar Valley Project
Initially the main features of the Damodar Valley Project were :
(i) Construction of 7 dams with a view to moderate a design flood of 10 lakh cusecs to the level of 2.5
lakh cusecs. Out of these, four multipurpose storage dams at Tilaiya, Maithon, Panchet and Konar were
constructed with attached hydel power generating station at the first three dams; (ii) Construction of a
thermal power plant at Bokaro with a generation capacity of 2,25,000 KW; (iii)         Construction of a
power transmission grid running over more than 800 route-miles; (iv) A barrage at Durgapur with 1550
miles of irrigation canals and distributaries including an 85 mile long navigation canal which joins the
river Hooghly.

Diesel Power Station of DVC
The power generation history of DVC starts with the installation of one diesel power station of 1.2 MW
at Tilaiya in 1950. It was primarily meant for supplying power for construction work of the dam. It also
provided surplus power upto 450 KW for the electrification of Kodarma Mica Mines and Hazaribagh town
to meet the urgent need for power. Similarly, one steam turbo-generating station of 2.5 MW was installed
at Kumardhubi for supplying power during construction of Maithon dam project in early 1951. From here
also the surplus power up to 1 MW was supplied to the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

Beginning of Power Generation
The primary consideration of setting up of DVC was control of floods. But Mr. Voorduin's multipurpose
plan also included construction of a hydro-electric power plant in each of the reservoirs with a total
generating capacity of 2,00,000 KW and a thermal power station with an installed capacity of 1,50,000
KW. All these schemes for power generation were included in the first phase of implementing DVC
When preparation of detailed estimates was taken up and the construction of dams and hydro-electric
power stations began at Tilaiya and Konar, the then technical experts of DVC with the approval of the

participating Governments and the Planning Commission started work for extending the transmission
system to meet the urgent demand for power in areas bordering the Damodar Valley. Provisions were
made for 376 miles of 132 KV transmission lines and 85 miles of 33 KV transmission lines with 24 sub-
stations. Subsequent development of transmission and distribution system of DVC shows that with the
increase of load, DVC power system require expansion and refurbishment programme of transmission and
distribution system. It had also been undertaken.

Emphasis On Thermal Power
The significance of the provisions for coal burning thermal power stations in a river valley where the
generation of cheap hydro-electricity has immense possibilities were mainly for meeting the increasing
demand for power to the mines and industries in and around Damodar Valley. Besides this, the thermal
power station could cope up the seasonal variation in the generating capacity of hydro-electric stations as
'Damodar' is basically a monsoon river. It is to be noted also that DVC, being located in the biggest coal
reserve area of the country, has the locational advantages both in terms of logistics and economy for
preferring thermal power generation in DVC system. Hydel and thermal generation has further been
supplemented by the construction of a gas turbine power station in 1989 to provide peaking power in the
DVC system.

DVC : The Growth Process
Being a pioneer integrated river valley project with multipurpose objectives, DVC had to face constantly
challenges of the time and absorb new technology to execute its project. During the phase between 1950
and 1960 i.e. within a span of ten years DVC completed Hydel Power Stations at Tilaiya, Maithon and
Panchet dams along with Bokaro 'A' thermal power station. In the next two decades i.e. between 1961 and
1980, six units of Chandrapura Thermal Power Station were constructed along with three units of
Durgapur Thermal Power Station. During the post 1981 period, DVC constructed 630 MW Bokaro 'B'
Thermal Power Station, 82.5 MW Gas Turbine Station at Maithon, one 210 MW unit at Durgapur Thermal
Power Station and one 40 MW Hydel Power unit at Panchet. The construction and commissioning of all
the three units of Mejia Thermal Power Station were completed by the end of 1999. The fourth unit of this
power station was commissioned in February, 2005.

Growth in DVC's Power Generation
Due to construction of the series of hydro-electric and thermal power stations and induction of one gas
turbine power plant, DVC's installed generation capacity increased from 59.5 MW in 1952-53 to 2971.5
MW in February, 2005.
With the increase in capacity addition, DVC's role as a power utility in the eastern region became so
overwhelmingly important that DVC practically became synonymous with power generation.

Export of power
Since December, 2002 DVC started exporting surplus power to the deficit regions of the country through
power traders. Over the period, the quantum of export has increased substantially.

Water Resource Management
DVC has four storage dams at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon, Panchet and one barrage at Durgapur capable of
moderating floods of 6.5 lakh cusec to 2.5 lakh cusec in the lower valley. Since beginning, a number of
rain gauge and stream gauge stations have been established for flood forecasting. Round the clock real

time hydro-meteorological data are collected and compiled for analysis. Also rule curves for flood control
operation have been formulated for all the four reservoirs. The decision to release water from DVC dams
is taken by Central Water Commission in association with participating Governments and DVC.
DVC system has created irrigation potential for 3.64 lakh hectares of land. Annually 3,42,000 hectares of
kharif crop, 22,000 hectares of rabi crop and 30,000 hectares of boro crop are irrigated in four districts of
West Bengal. The water from DVC dams is regulated by the Durgapur barrage through a network of 2494
kms of canals. Apart from this, about 30,000 hectares of land in the upper valley is irrigated annually by
lift-irrigation with water available from over 16,000 check dams constructed by DVC.
Besides irrigation, DVC also provides water for industrial and civic use in Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Soil Conservation and Afforestation
DVC started the soil conservation work since 1949 in        the upper Damodar-Barakar catchment areas
through multi-disciplinary and integrated watershed management programmes. An area of 11.47 lakh has
been identified for combating soil erosion and soil decay specifically in the upper valley region.
The objectives of soil conservation include controlling soil erosion, checking siltation in dams, improving
moisture content and fertility of soil, water harvesting for irrigation, converting wasteland into cultivable
land including agricultural production, afforestation and imparting training on soil conservation and
preservation of ecological balance.

Social Integration Programme

The spirit of DVC's concern for the community has always remained a constituent of the Corporation's
charter of objectives. In 1981-82, DVC launched Social Integration Programme with a special emphasis to
foster all round progress of the communities residing within a 10 kms radius of DVC's main projects.
Initially started with 25 villages, the socio-economic development programme now is operative in 419
villages covering 73 panchayats in 14 blocks of Dhanbad, Giridih, Bokaro and Hazaribagh districts of
Jharkhand and Bardhaman, Purulia and Bankura districts of West Bengal.
The Social Integration Programme broadly covers promotion of education, improvement in quality of
primary health and health awareness, ensuring safe drinking water supply, development of agriculture and
allied activities, training for income generation, sports and cultural activities, social forestry, planned
development of village infrastructure and rural electrification.

Historical Visits
Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was the key spirit behind the building of DVC.
He inaugurated Bokaro Thermal Power Station, Konar Dam, Maithon Dam and Panchet Dam. Besides
this, Pundit Nehru made inspection tours to different DVC projects a number of times. The first President
of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad, visited Tilaiya project in 1957. He along with Dr. Zakir Hussain and
Srikrishna Sinha visited Konar Dam. Srikrishna Sinha, the first Chief Minister of Bihar, commissioned
Maithon Hydel Station. Dr. B. C. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, inaugurated the Howrah
sub-station in 1957. Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, visited Chandrapura Thermal Power
Station on 7 July, 1968. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India, inaugurated Durgapur barrage on
August 9, 1955. Among the foreign dignitaries, Bulganin and Khruschev from Soviet Russia visited

Maithon project on 7th December, 1955. On July 7, 1956, Chou-En-Lai of China was in Maithon. In the
same year on 14th November emperor Haile Selassie-I of Ethiopia came to Maithon. President Nasser of
Egypt visited Panchet Hydel Power Station on 4 April, 1960. U. Nyun (Burma), United Nations, ECAFE
visited DVC Projects on 16 March, 1956. On 14 November 1966 Crown Princess of Laos, Vietnam came
to visit Maithon Hydel Power Station.


                                  Meeting on DVC Activities

A meeting was arranged at Maithon on 15 January between Shri C. S. Dubey, Hon'ble Member of Parliament
from Dhanbad and DVC Management to discuss the progress of DVC activities in the fields of rural
electrification programme and construction of Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Station. Our Secretary Shri
S. Biswas along with the senior officials of DVC in Maithon, Dy. Chief Engineer (REP) and Senior Managers
of MPL were present in the meeting and took part in the discussion. Smt. B. Rajesh, Deputy Commissioner,
Dhanbad was also present in the meeting.


                                      Safety Day Celebration

The 36th National Safety Day was celebrated in all the power stations of DVC in a befitting manner on 6
March. On this day at BTPS, Shri A. N. Mishra, Chief Engineer & Project Head hoisted the safety flag and
administered the safety pledge amongst the employees. About 200 executives and workers' representatives of
the Safety Committee participated in a seminar organized to spread the safety awareness on 9 March in the
conference hall. Safety banners, safety badges, safety information booklets were distributed amongst the

Informative and well printed safety booklets have also been distributed at CTPS on the occasion of 36th
National Safety Day to make employees aware about the hazards related to chemicals used in the plant and
safety measures to be taken during emergency along with management view on occupational health and safety
at work. Shri M. K. Bandapadhyay, Chief Engineer (O&M) ceremoniously released the safety booklets.

The Safety Day programme was inaugurated by Shri B. Mukherjee, Chief Engineer. In his address to the
employees, he emphasized to reduce the loss of generation by avoiding accident through adoption of safety
measures. Administering of safety pledge, video show on safety work practices, demonstration of the use of fire
extinguishers and breathing apparatus, display of safety posters and safety slogan competition amongst the
employees were the highlights of the day's programme.


                                             Republic Day

The 58th Republic Day of our country was befittingly celebrated at Maithon by organizing a central rally at
DVC Plus 2 Right Bank H.S. School ground. The programme started with the hoisting of national tri-colour and
combined parade of DVC security, CISF and school children. Students of eight local schools also presented a
grand cultural show on this occasion.

Republic day at CTPS was celebrated colourfully on 26 January. Shri S. K. Chakraborty, Chief Engineer
(Construction) & Project Head unfurled the tricolour in the morning and took the salute of the CISF Contingent
and school students. On this occasion, the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, plus 2 High School and Denobili
School presented an entertaining cultural programme.

                                               SIP News

Exemplary Social Service
Setting an example in social service, SIP, Maithon took charge of a dying villager of Amkura, named
Gabbar Marandi and provided all required medical treatment for his recovery. Shri Marandi was found
lying on the street in a grave condition with gangrene developing in his legs. SIP employees of DVC
immediately took him to Maithon hospital and arranged treatment. As a result of this, amputation of Shri
Marandi's legs could be avoided and Shri Marandi gradually recovered. He expressed his gratitude to DVC
for saving his life.
In another case, SIP extended medical aid to 80 villagers who became sick in Kesoria village of Nirsha
block due to severe food poisoning. With an immediate response to the request from Nirsha Block
Administration, SIP, DVC with the help of Maithon hospital extended the required medical aid to the

Family Welfare Camp
SIP, Maithon in association with B. P. Neogi Hospital organized a family welfare camp on 27 February.
Sr. Chief Engineer (Generation) & Project Head, Maithon inaugurated this camp in which 40 ladies had
undergone the laparoscopic operation. This activity of SIP and the hospital authorities was appreciated by

Health Programme
SIP, Maithon has successfully implemented the outreach vaccination programme during 12 to 16 February in
association with B. P. Neogi Hospital, Maithon in which 162 children were vaccinated. To organize this
programme, camps were set up at Pualdih, Mahtadih, Mangalmara and Balpahari villages.

Health Camp
SIP, Maithon in association with DVC hospital organized a health camp at Murgatala village of Jamtara
on 18 February in which free health check up of 250 villagers were made. Free medicines were also
distributed to those who required.

SIP School Sports
SIP, CTPS organized a three day inter village school sports at Taranari High School ground recently in
which 250 boys and girls from 32 schools participated. Shri S. K. Chakraborti, Chief Engineer
(Construction) & Project Head, CTPS was the chief guest in the prize distribution ceremony and handed
over the prizes to the winning students.

Help To Flood Victims
In a cordial function at Jamtara Red Cross Bhawan recently, compensation of Rs.3,98,400/- was given to
the victims of Jamtara who suffered from last flood due to unprecedented rain. Senior officials of State
Government and DVC along with local MLA were present in the function.

                                    Miscellaneous News

CRDS Children Visit
55 children and 5 officials of Children Rights Development Service (CRDS) visited Maithon on 5 March.
They were received by DVC officials at Maithon Inspection Bungalow on arrival. The children, mostly
from downtrodden families, enjoyed the flower gardens and dam sites during this visit.

Nemesis, A New Software
Biswajeet, S/o Shri B. N. Chatterjee, Asstt. Engineer, Colony Division of MTPS along with his two
classmates have developed a new software at the Acharya Institute, Bangalore. This software named
"Nemesis" is a new customizable software which can help to attain the desired speed of data transfer and
is something unique for the daily computer users.

World Environment Day

The last world environment day was observed in CTPS in a befitting manner. On this occasion, Chief
Engineer (Construction) and Project Head has planted saplings in the garden of administrative building.
Students from different schools and jawans of CISF along with DVC officials and staff participated in a
'prabhatpheri' programme to spread the message of world environment day.

Programme of Shramik Union

DVC Shramik Union organized a blood, eye and body donation camp on 28 January at DTPS Welfare
Centre and a seminar on 'National Power Policy and Power for All At Affordable Costs' on 2nd February
at DTPS. A colourful and informative exhibition was also organized on this occasion.

Kathak Recital
Lake View Club, Gogna of Maithon organized a cultural programme on 27 February as part of the
celebration of 58th Republic day. Pundit Brajen Mukherjee, the notable 'Kathak' exponent of Pundit Birju
Maharaj clan spellbounded the audience with his kathak recital. Young girls of Maithon colony also
presented an enjoyable dance programme on this occasion.

Netaji Janma Jayanti

Netaji Janma Jayanti Celebration Committee of Maithon in association with the Netaji Nagar Bandhu
Mahal Club celebrated Netaji's last birth anniversary on 23 January by organizing programmes at Netaji
Nagar ground. On this occasion, 'prabhatpheri' was organized, national flag was hoisted, sit and draw and
quiz competitions were organized.

Success in Music

Mousumi,     D/o Shri P. K. Karmakar, Gaze Reader, Hydraulic Data Division, Maithon has recently

received the 'Sangeet Nandan Title' in vocal music (Nazrulgiti) along with gold medal from 'Suranandan
Bharati' on her passing of 7th year annual examination in first division.

IPPI Programme

DVC    hospital at Maithon has successfully conducted the IPPI programme for immunization and

vaccinated 978 children in the month of February, 2007.

Welfare Programme by MASS

Maithon Adarsha Seva Samity (MASS) distributed warm garments to 29 village children on the last
republic day. Monetary assistance was also provided to a poor women for purchase of a sewing machine
for her livelihood. A cultural function was organised on this occasion.

Talent Search
Sanjivan and Anirban, twin sons of Shri S. Saha, SDE (M), Construction Wing, MTPS, have secured first
and fifth positions respectively in the last DAV Talent Search Scholarship Examination. While Sanjivan
secured 98 marks out of 100, Anirban scored 94.

Child Artist

Ritika Ranjan, D/o Shri S. P. Singh, Tech. Gr.-I (Relay), CRITM Division, Maithon and a student of KG
class in Denobili school has recently secured second position in the Inter State Sit & Draw Competition
held at Kumardhubi.

Conference of DVC Pensioners

All Valley DVC Pensioners' Confederation organized its second conference at DTPS on 10 December, 2006.
Delegates from all the major projects participated in this conference and discussed their problems and elected a
23 member general council with Shri S. K. Mondal as its Chairman and Shri K. K. Chakraborty as Joint

New Year Garden Show

A colourful garden show was organized to welcome 2007 on the first day of 2007 at Maithon dam. Nicely
decorated garden of DVC dam division with flowers and ornamental plants of different varieties were visited
and admired by thousands of tourists and picnickers.

Award In Flower Show
Our Purulia sub-station has recently received two first prizes in flower show competition, 2007 in marigold
and rose categories, organized by the Urban & Recreational Forestry, Forest Department, Government of West
Bengal. Similar award was received by the Purulia sub-station last year also and for this, special credit goes to
Shri A. K. Mohanty, Shiftguard of the sub-station.


                                              Sports News

DVC Wins Bridge Tournament
DVC's bridge playing team has won the 11th Inter CPSU Bridge Tournament held during 13 to 16
February at Jhakri Project of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam at Himachal Pradesh. DVC players also won the
men's doubles trophy in this tournament.

All Valley Cricket

MTPS retained the championship trophy in the 27th All Valley Cricket Tournament held at DVC Middle
School (Dyke) ground at Maithon during first week of February in which nine teams from different field
formations participated. Sr. Chief Engineer (Gen.) & Project Head, Maithon inaugurated this tournament.
Shri J. Dutta, Captain of MTPS was adjudged man of the match in the final.

All Valley Football

The last All Valley Football Tournament of DVC was organized at the football ground of Panchet Project
from 30 April to 7 March. Chief Engineer (C), Maithon inaugurated this tournament.

Sports for Housewives

Maithon Blood Donor's Association organized its eighth annual road race and sports for housewives on
25 February. Nearly 60 participants from Jharkhand and West Bengal joined in this road race in which
prizes were bagged mostly by runners of IISCO. The sports for housewives held at Karmachari Sangha
ground on the same day in which 50 participants competed in eight events. Attractive prizes were handed over
to the housewives by Smt. Anindita Chatterjee, wife of the President of MBDA, Shri Arup Chatterjee.

Annual Sports

DVC Plus 2 Right Bank High School had its 46th annual sports at school ground on 6 February in which
300 students participated in 34 athletic events.
The 36th annual athletic meet of DVC Left Bank H.S. School was held on 3 February at school ground. In
all 249 participants took part in the meet.
Attractive drills and marchpast were presented by the students during the inaugural ceremony.
DVC Middle School (Dyke) had its 43rd annual sports at school ground on 15 February. 20 sporting
events were organised in which 120 children participated.

Maithon Sports

Annual sports at DVC, Maithon was held on 16 and 17 January at DVC Middle School playground.
Nearly 30 employees participated in 20 athletic events of the meet in which Smt. P. Pandey of Chief
Engineer (Transmission)'s office won the championship trophy for ladies group.

                                            Health & Safety


Here are a few highly influencing factors in life

If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

are equal to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

then     L + U + C + K = 12 + 21 + 3 + 11                            =            47%

         L + O + V + E = 12 + 15 + 22 + 5                            =            54%

         K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E                                           =            96%

         = 11 + 14 + 15 + 23 + 12 + 5 + 4 + 7 + 5

         H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K                                             =            98%

         = 8 + 1 + 18 + 4 + 23 + 15 + 18 + 11

and      A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E                                             =            100%
         = 1 + 20 + 20 + 9 + 20 + 21 + 4 + 5

We tend to develop attitudes toward whatever for experience-toward other people, toward
political and religious institutions, toward moral and philosophical systems, apparently
toward everything. Yet often enough, attitudes fail to stand the test of logical scrutiny; each
person seems to be a bundle of prejudice. Attitudes function to facilitate the achievement of
goals, retrospectively on the basis of past pleasant experiences or in prospective anticipation
of future reward. Attitudes help in the ways of thinking and
understanding. Attitudes function as means for emotional release.

Needless to say, it is our attitude that makes our Life 100%.
And in attitude, what matters most is how you see yourself.
xCourtesy : Nirmal Kumar Mirani, Junior Public Relations Officer, DVC, Kolkata.


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