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Beas Control Board

The agency of departmental construction, initiated at the Bhakra Dam, was adopted for the construction of the Beas Dam also. Punjab Government constituted the Beas Control Board in 1961 to exercise efficient technical and financial control over all matters pertaining to the construction of the project. Consequent upon the re-organisation of the Punjab in 1966, the execution of the Project was vested with the Government of India, on behalf of the Partner States, who reconstituted the Control Board and named it as ‘Beas Construction Board’ (BCB).

Beas Construction Board

The agency of departmental construction, initiated at the Bhakra Dam, was adopted for the construction of the Beas Dam also. Punjab Government constituted the Beas Control Board in 1961 to exercise efficient technical and financial control over all matters pertaining to the construction of the project. Consequent upon the re-organisation of the Punjab in 1966, the execution of the Project was vested with the Government of India, on behalf of the Partner States, who reconstituted the Control Board and named it as ‘Beas Construction Board’ (BCB).

The ‘Beas Construction Board’ under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Energy comprises, besides a full-time Secretary, headquartered at New Delhi, the Chief Ministers, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh; one Minister each from the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan; Deputy Ministers, Energy and Irrigation Government of India; Secretary, Department of Power, Ministry of Energy, Government of India; Secretary, Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Government of India; Chairman, Bhakra and Beas Management Board; Chairman, Central Water Commission; Member (Hydro-Electric), Central Electricity Authority; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Government of India; Financial Adviser and Joint Secretary, Department of Power, Ministry of Energy, Government of India; Secretaries, Irrigation and Power, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan; Secretaries, Finance, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan; Secretaries, Colonization and Revenue, Rajasthan; Financial Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Revenue Department, Himachal Pradesh; Chairman, State Electricity Boards, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh; General Manager, Beas Project; Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer, Beas Project; Chief Engineers, Irrigation Works, Punjab and Haryana; Chief Engineers, Electrical (Power Stations and Transmission), Beas Project; and the Chief Engineer, Rajasthan Canal Project.

A Board of Consultants for Beas Project was constituted under the chairmanship of Dr.A.N.Khosla consisting of some most eminent and experienced engineers from within the country and outside. The present scheme was gradually evolved through a detailed and systematic study of the various alternatives after seeking advice from United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)

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