Power plant in Manipur
By A Business Correspondent
The Kangchup Power Project, a small hydro-electric plant that would generate 750 kilowatt of power, is expected to commence construction work in the first week of June. The flood control department has estimated the cost of the project at Rs 42 crore. In 1995, when the project was first conceptualised, the cost was fixed at Rs 2.5 crore. The Ministry of Non-conventional Energy will bear half the project cost and the Manipur government the balance.
Three turbines will be installed at the power plant, each with a generating capacity of 250 kw.
The storage capacity of Singda Dam is 8.51 million cubic metres. At the moment the dam is supplying drinking water to the tune of 6,000 MGV.
The Central PSU, NHPC and NEEPCO, are undertaking two hydel projects in the state. These are the Rs 667-crore Loktak hydro-electric power plant (3x30 mw) expected to be commissioned in 2006 and the Tipaimukh HEP (250x6 mw), respectively.