The Jaldhaka Hydel Power Project is one of the oldest hydel projects of India and is located at the International boundary of India and Bhutan in highly mountainous territory of the eastern Himalayas and covered by thick forest on all sides. The water feed taken before the Bindu Barrage is channelled to Unit –I Power House and again further channelled down to Unit –II at Jhalong Power House before it goes back to the Jaldhaka river again at Jhalong.
The entire project area is prone to earthquake, flood, forest fire and other natural disasters. Also the people are vulnerable to various snake bites, animal attacks, etc. WBSEDCL has around 400 employees involved in the project area along with their families and additionally around 300 people are involved indirectly in various capacities along with the project.
Training: Training consisting of classroom @ 20% and indoor and outdoor practical @ 80% was imparted to 16 employees of the 1st Batch. The idea of this course is to form a quick response team who would be able to respond to any disaster situation in and around the project area.
The trainees were between the age group of 25 to 45 and were extremely enthusiastic about all the topics and participated in all the mock drills and various arduous training exercise that were held. The trainees comprised of both fulltime employees and outsourced employees of WBSEDCL.