Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

Achievements of BBMB

At the time of partition of India, about 80% of the irrigated area of Punjab went to West Pakistan leaving India with very meagre irrigation resources. Mighty Bhakra-Nangal and Beas Projects changed the scenario and turned Northern India into Granary of the Nation. Year after year, BBMB dams are saving downstream areas from floods. Even China’s Parchu lake bursted in 2005 was fully absorbed by Bhakra Dam with no adverse effect in the downstream area.

Power Generation:

Generation targets rigorously set by the CEA are being surpassed year after year. Generation during  2016-17 was 10634.41 Million Units against the target of 9536 Million Units i.e. 11.52% higher than the target. During the year 2017-18, Generation has been 10880.691 Million Units against the target of 9360 Million Units i.e. 16.25% higher than the target.

Record Availability of Machines:

Being the largest hydroelectric complex in the region, BBMB plays a vital role in the day to day operation of the northern grid. The BBMB powerhouses provide much needed peaking power to the grid thus enabling the thermal stations to work on base load.The powerhouses help in frequency regulation of the grid by flexing generation between 1900 MW and 2800 MW in summers and between 500 MW and 1900 MW during winters.The average annual plant availability of last 5 years (2013-2014 to 2017-2018) of BBMB powerhouses is around 97.51%. The transmission line availability is around 99%.

Implementation of ISO:

  • ISO:9001:2008 & ISO:14001:2004 certification obtained.
  • Implementation of Integrated Management System Certification in respect of ISO:9001, ISO:14001 & IS:18001 is under advance stage.
  • E-procurement has been implemented for procurements having threshold value of over Rs.10 lacs.
  • Integrity Pact has been implemented and two Independent External Monitors have been appointed with whom regular meetings are being held.

National Hydrology Project:

World Bank aided National Hydrology Project for Real Time Decision Support System to facilitate optimum operation of reservoirs was successfully completed. This is first of its kind project in the country which will further improve and expand the water resources monitoring system, strengthen water resources operation and planning and will enhance institutional capacity for water resources management.

Supply of Water:

The Bhakra Nangal and Beas Projects are harbinger of Green Revolution and White Revolution in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.The States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi are being supplied, on an average, about 34537.44 MCM (28 MAF) of water per year which irrigates 135 lac acres of land.

Renovation, Modernization and Uprating (R,M&U):

All the five units of Bhakra Right Bank powerhouse have been renovated, modernized and uprated from 120 MW to 157 MW each, resulting in an additional installed capacity of 185 MW and additional annual generation of 310 MU.

Commissioning of 175KWP Solar Power Plant:

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy set the target date of 13 Oct.,2017 of Commissioning of 175KWP Solar Power Plant. This Solar Power Plant has been commissioned on 18th July, 2017 much before the target date.

His Excellency Shri V.P.Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administration U.T.Chandigarh inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the newly commissioned 175 KWP Solar Power Plant installed on the roof top of BBMB Secretariat Sector-19 and SLDC Building, Industrial Area, Chandigarh.

Replacement of old transformer with Higher Rating New Transformer:

BBMB has replaced old transformer at 220 KV sub-stations Dhulkot, Jagadhari and Jalandhar and commissioned with higher capacity new Power Transformers of rating 100MVA.

The commissioning of these three Power Transformers has helped in achieving the target 24x7 power supply initiative of the Ministry of Power, Govt. Of India and the people of these areas would get uninterrupted power supply.

Low Level Inspection:

There are two irrigation tunnels (T-1 & T-2) in Pong Dam. Last time Low Level Tunnel inspection was done in the year 2010.

During the year 2017-18, the Low Level Inspection and Repair of irrigation tunnel T-2 of Pong Dam was carried out with in a record time of 20 days against the normal period schedule of 30 days. The maintenance of irrigation tunnel T-1 was planned and carried out during April, 2018.

Training Programme:

During the year 2017-18, the training programme has benefited BBMB staff with 18580 training mandays against the target of 16000 mandays.

Implementation of e-office:

BBMB has implemented e-office, a Mission Mode Project within the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of GOI, for enhancing productivity, quality of service of transparency and for paper less digital system. It will help clear off all the paper based filing and approval system. e-Office system will increase efficiency of work, have great environmental benefits as it will eliminate physical files and use of paper in office working.

Radio Campaign:

A Mobile Application of BBMB for empowering its employees and public, ‘Jan Shakti’ was inaugurated by Sh. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary (Power), Government of India on 2nd April 2018. This Mobile Application empowers employees by giving them access to their Salary, GPF/CPF, Personal & Official details, BBMB employees and public shall have access to technical information/data relating to Power & Irrigation Systems of BBMB i.e. project-wise generation details, reservoir levels, water releases, rainfall in catchment areas for the past many years will be accessible to users by use of this Mobile app.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism of Bhakra Beas Management Board :

A well defined Grievance Redressal Mechanism exists in BBMB. Special Secretary, BBMB has been designated as Director/Grievances for Bhakra Beas Management Board as a whole. Further, BBMB has also appointed Grievance Officers of the rank of Superintending Engineer/Dy. Chief Accounts Officer at each Project station and Board office.

Awards won by BBMB during the year 2017, 2018:

  • The Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) based on recommendations of the high level jury have awarded the most prestigious National Level Award to 'Bhakra Dam', the Temple of Modern India, as "Best Maintained Project (Functional for more than 50 years)" to BBMB. Bhakra Dam was selected due to its robust health, ensured by rigorously following detailed documented maintenance schedules, round the clock vigil and by using latest technology and material for its upkeep & repairs.

    The citation reads, “Best Maintained Project (Functional for more than 50 years) presented to Bhakra Beas Management Board for Bhakra Dam for excellent maintenance of Dam and related Water Conductor System to ensure reliable supply of water and electricity to the beneficiary by maintaining 100% availability”.

  • Chairman, BBMB has also been given national level award for "CBIP Special Recognition Award for Exceptional Leadership and Contribution to the Indian Water and Power Sectors".

    Both the above awards were given by Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India on 3rd January, 2018 in the award ceremony held at New Delhi in the presence of Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in MoWR, Minister of State for Energy, Rajasthan and Minister of State for Water Resources, Govt. of Maharashtra.
  • BBMB has been conferred with the “National Gaurav Award-2017" by Indian Brave Hearts, a certified ISO 9001:2018 NGO, for its achievement in the Category of Energy Generator. BBMB has been given this award appreciating its special contribution towards the Nation. This Award was given on 16.12.2017 in a function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • BBMB has been awarded 1stPrize at National Level for “Best State Level Nodal Officer Category” for achieving highest percentage of student participation in painting competition on Energy Conservation by school children of the state of Haryana for the year 2017.This year, BBMB has been able to manage a phenomenal increase of 406.1% in participation of students from various schools of Haryana State, 10, 78,191 students from 14,436 schools of Haryana, compared to 2,13,053 students during the last year. The award was presented to Er.B.S.Sinhmar, Director/HRD on the National Energy Conservation Day i.e. 14th Dec. 2017 by Sh. R. K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India.
  • In the category of “Best Generator”, BBMB received ‘Runner Up’ award in 18th Regulators & Policymakers Retreat 2017 organized by Independent Power Producers Association of India.
  • Bhakra Dam Administration has been awarded First Prize by the Official Language Department, Ministry of Home affairs, Govt. of India for doing maximum official work in Hindi in "B" region. This prize was presented by Sh. Ram Naik Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh to Sh. Sanjeev Suri, Chief Engineer, Bhakra Dam, BBMB, Nangal.


BBMB excelled equally well in the field of sports and has created record by wining six National events i.e. Table Tennis, Cricket, Kabbadi, Volleyball, Athletic, Chess. No PSU has ever achieved so far. The national events were held under the aegis of Power Sports Control Board Tournament in the year 2017-18.

Power Sports Control Board, Delhi has awarded BBMB the best organiser award for conducting the Athletic Meet.

Tree Plantation:

In line with its commitment to improve the environment and to plant more and more trees, a “Herbal Garden” in an area of 27 acres has been established by BBMB at Nangal.

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