Hydro power projects to come up soon in the state: Minister Biswajit

Hydro power projects to come up soon in the state: Minister Biswajit

Written By: / Tuesday, 04 February 2020 17:48

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Imphal, Feb.4

Power Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh chaired a meeting for setting up of hydro power projects in different parts of the State yesterday.

The meeting was also attended by Commissioner Power K Raghumani Singh, MD MSPDCL, Manipur L Priyokumar, MSPCL MD N Sarat, MANIREDA Director L Manglem, Power Generation Company Ltd. Mumbai MD Sailesh among others.

Observing that locations have already been identified for setting up of 5MW hydro projects in the State, the Minister also stated that preparation of DPR for the projects is under process.

He continued that funding for the project will be 90 percent Centre share and 10 percent State share. The Minister also expressed that the projects will be taken up at the earliest to improve the State’s own power generation.

During the meeting, the officials also highlighted that these hydro power projects will be a major boost in revenue generation in the State. It was also observed that these projects could be tourist attractions.

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