NHPC Ltd is awaiting a host of clearances for 10 major hydropower projects aggregating an installed capacity of 8,531 MW. While the projects have been approved by the Central Electricity authority, they are awaiting various clearances including environment and forest.

Out of the 10 projects, three each are located in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, two in Manipur, and one each in Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir. These include Dibang Central (3,000 MW) in Arunachal Pradesh, Tipaimukh Central (1,500 MW) in Manipur, Pakal Dul (1,000 MW) in a joint venture in J&K among others.

On completion, the hydro projects would contribute up to 32.1 billion units of electricity per annum which would help to meet the power demand in the country.

The Ministry of Power is pursuing clearances with various ministries particularly the Ministry of Environment & Forests. A task force on hydro projects is also looking into all issues relating to development of hydropower including rehabilitation and resettlement of project-affected persons. Besides, a power project monitoring panel set up by the Ministry of Power is independently monitoring the progress of hydro projects.

DETAILS OF THE 10 HYDRO PROJECTS
No.
Project
Promoter
State
Capacity (MW)
1
Pakal Dul JV
CVPP*
J&K
1,000
2
Kotlibhel Central Stage-IA
NHPC
Uttarakhand
195
3
Kotlibhel Central Stage-IB
NHPC
Uttarakhand
320
4
Kotlibhel Central Stage-II
NHPC
Uttarakhand
530
5
Teesta Central Stage-IV
NHPC
Sikkim
520
6
Tipaimukh Central
NHPC
Manipur
1,500
7
Loktak D/S Joint Venture
LDHCL**
Manipur
66
8
Dibang Central
NHPC
Arunachal Pradesh
3,000
9
Tawang Central Stage-I
NHPC
Arunachal Pradesh
600
10
Tawang Central Stage-II
NHPC
Arunachal Pradesh
800
Total
8,531

Notes:

* CVPP is a joint venture company of NHPC, Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation and PTC India Ltd.

** LDHCL is a joint venture company of NHPC and Government of Manipur.

 

 


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