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Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Programme

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As informed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL), no opposition is being faced from local populations, for keeping their lands and rivers intact under the Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Programme (HPCEDIP), funded by Asian Development Bank. HPPCL has clarified that none of the projects are destructive to rivers. Moreover, entire Himalayan region with all its hydropower potential falls in seismic zone-IV and more severe zone-V, for which projects are designed suitably. All the projects being constructed by ... Read More »

Himachal Pradesh hopes to become ‘power state’ of India

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Himachal Pradesh has abundant water resources, with five major rivers flowing from the western Himalayas. Its power generation potential is about 23,000 MW – about one fourth of India’s total hydropower potential – out of which about 6,480 MW has been developed. Recognizing the state’s comparative advantage, the state government in 2006 approved a hydropower policy that aims to make Himachal Pradesh the “hydropower state” of India. According to reports, Himachal Pradesh, known for its vast tourism potential, is going ... Read More »

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