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Indian company in government talks to boost hydropower

NHPC in “high-level talks” with Arunachal Pradesh government about commitment to state’s ongoing hydropower projects

The NHPC is in “high-level talks” to boost hydropower in Arunachal Pradesh, India

An Indian company is in government talks to boost hydropower in the country. In a major step towards the development of hydropower in Arunachal Pradesh, the NHPC, formerly known as the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, has been holding “high-level talks” with the Arunachal Pradesh government regarding ongoing hydropower projects in the state.

The NHPC has an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in India. Shri A.B.L. Srivastava, NHPC chairman and managing director has held a “crucial” meeting with Shri Nabam Tuki, Hon’ble chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh and other state representatives at New Delhi.

During the meeting a presentation on the NHPC’s ongoing hydropower projects highlighting the salient features and benefits to be accrued from hydro projects was given. This included the 600 MW Tawang-I, 800 MW Tawang-II, 3000 MW Dibang and 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Projects

The NHPC said the Hon’ble chief minister assured his commitment to “give priority for development of hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh to meet the energy requirements and also to take care of people in the State.”

The company said Shri A.B.L. Srivastava, CMD, NHPC expressed his gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister and his delegation for taking interest in development of hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh. The Hon’ble chief minister also highlighted the importance of communicating the benefits of the projects to the local people in order to make them fully informed and aware.