ITANAGAR, May 14 � Despite funds crunch, the Arunachal Pradesh Hydro Power department has restored five mini hydro projects in various parts of the State. While Rina small hydro project (2x1000 KW) in East Siang district was revived in the first week of May, Tinning micro hydel scheme (MHS) (2x25 KW) in Changlang district has been put into operation, a release said today.
The Tinning MHS built under the PM�s package had been lying idle since its installation. Rina had been shut due to damage by floods in September 2014.
In West Kameng district, the Saskorong MHS (3x100 KW) has been restarted this week, which is meeting the load demand of 60 KW of nearby villages.
In Upper Subansiri district, only one unit of Sippi project (2x200 KW) was operational, with another which was shut for almost two years, also restored in the last week of April. Mechuka MHS (6x25 KW) in West Siang district and Siri Korong MHS (2x250 KW) at Lhallung have also been put on track. � PTI