39 hydro projects with a combined 14,623.5 MW of capacity are currently being built across the nation. Nine of these projects are inactive. R K Singh, Power Minister, informed that initiatives are being taken by the government and developers to restart the stalled projects in a written response to the Lok Sabha.
“39 hydroelectric projects (greater than 25 MW) totaling 14,623.5 MW are being built throughout the nation. Nine of these projects totaling 1,236 MW are now delayed (as of December 31, 2022), whereas 30 projects totaling 13,387.5 MW are under active construction and are expected to be completed by 2026–2027 “announced Singh.
According to him, CPSUs have undertaken a basin-wise indication of projects in order to accelerate the development of HEPs in the northeastern region.
There were a total of 211 HEPs operating in the nation as of December 31, 2022, with a combined installed capacity of 46,850.15 MW.
In a different response to the House, Singh stated that 30 big HEPs with a combined installed capacity of 11,137.50 MW are now being built in the Himalayan belt across several states in the nation.
Of them, seven HEPs totaling 756 MW are being held up, while 23 projects totaling 10,381.5 MW are currently under active construction.
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