Small hydropower projects to be promoted in Arunachal Pradesh – Feedback

Boosting Arunachal government’s plan to develop small hydropower projects to provide electricity on priority basis, the NITI Aayog has agreed that projects up to 100 MW could soon be promoted and taken up as small hydropower projects under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Aayog’s CEO Amitabh Kant disclosed this during a meeting with Chief Minister Kalikho Pul in New Delhi yesterday, an official communique informed here today. Pul had sought the support of the planning body to help develop state’s untapped hydropower potential in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s vision of 24×7 power for all by 2022. To boost development of small hydropower in the state, Pul advocated that the process of obtaining various clearances for the projects must be expedited and even made into a single window clearance system.

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