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19 hydro-electric projects under construction in Himalayan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nineteen hydro-electric projects of various capacities are under construction in the Himalayan region, the was informed today.

Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Balyan, replying to a question, also provided data on the number of dam projects which have been concurred by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and are yet to be taken up for construction, and also those which are under examination in the CEA.


Of the 19 under-construction projects, all of which have above 25 MW capacity, four each are in and Sikkim, three each in Himachal Pradesh, and and one each in and Punjab.

Forty hydroelectric projects have been concurred by the CEA and are yet to be taken up for construction, the minister said.

Six hydroelectric schemes in Uttarakhand, and are under examination of the CEA, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 17:13 IST
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