Arunachal hydropower

Itanagar, Nov 23: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein met union Power Minister RK Singh at his office, and the two discussed ways to harness the rich hydropower potential of Arunachal Pradesh.

The union minister informed that the Centre will rapidly approve funding of Rs 32,000 crore for the 2,880 MW Dibang venture. He is additionally informed that “the primary PSUs will actively make sure that the neighborhood kids get employment, and could paintings to offer important abilities to the local contractors in order that the gain of such venture is taken via way of means of the local communities.”

The hydropower initiatives will make sure flood moderation in Arunachal, thereby averting damages really well worth masses of crores of rupees.

The DCM informed that “the state has reformed the land acquisition system and could make sure on the spot disbursement of valid land repayment to the landowners.”

He stated that the hydropower initiatives in Arunachal “are going to assist the PM’s dedication in Glasgow COP-26 to make India a net-zero emission country by adding 500 gw non-fossil fuel power.”

“If well-deliberate and supported, Arunachal Pradesh has the ability to make a contribution of 10 percent of this goal via its hydro ability,” Mein stated.

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He gave assurance that “the state government will offer all aid in harnessing the wealthy ability in a sustainable manner, in session and with aid from the local communities.”

Mein additionally spoke approximately the benefits, consisting of free power to the state, coming from the 600 MW Kameng project, which was dedicated to the nation by the prime minister on 19 November.

“The state is receiving Rs 150 crore per year as free power from this project,” he said, and informed that “the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri project will be commissioned soon, through which the state will get Rs 400 crore per year in free power, and Rs 70 crore in local area development.”

The two ministers additionally mentioned taking on 29 initiatives with 32,000 MW capability from the private sector by the central PSUs in a time-bound manner. These projects would bring an investment of around Rs 5 lakh crore to the state.

Singh commended the proactive position of the Arunachal authorities in resolving the problems related to those initiatives, consisting of enticing the local communities.

A clean timeline changed into constant to broaden those initiatives.

The MoAs with CPSUs for five projects with 2,820 MW capacity will be “ready for signature” in a month’s time. In addition, six projects with 6,063 MW capacity will be ready for investment in the next year.

The DCM changed into followed via way of means of adviser to GoAP HK Paliwal and Planning Commissioner Prashant Lokhande.

The union electricity secretary and the CMDs of the NHPC, the NEEPCO, the THDC, and the SJVN additionally attended the meeting.