ITANAGAR, March 3 � Arunachal Pradesh is poised to be one of the leading power producing States in the country by 2022-23 after majority of its allotted power projects are commissioned, Governor Gen (Retd) J J Singh informed the State Assembly today.
�The annual revenue accrual to the State is likely to be of the order of Rs 10,000 crore after complete commission of the projects with an estimated capacity of 57000 megawatt,� the Governor said in his customary speech on the inaugural day of the six-day Budget Session.
He said the State is expected to have adequate power for its own consumption and by the end of 12th Plan the revenue figure was projected at Rs 1,905 crore annually.
�High priority is accorded by my government to the optimum exploitation of the available water resources in the State for power generation to provide electricity as well as employment opportunities,� he said.
The State government has adopted effective policies for development of its hydro potential which have paved the way for development of both small and large hydro power projects on public-private partnership (PPP) mode through State and Central sector PSUs as well as independent power producers, he added.
By the end of 12th Plan, the State was likely to add about 12,081.90 MW capacity under its Hydro Power Sector, he said.
The Border Villages Illumination Programme under Prime Minister�s Package was also being implemented with the aim of electrifying remote border villages, he said.
�So far, more than 1300 villages have been electrified under the programme,� he added.
Trans-Arunachal Power Grid is in a conceptual stage and a detailed project report has been submitted to the Planning Commission.
The Khupi-Tawang portion of this grid has already been sanctioned by the DoNER Ministry, he said.