NEW DELHI, March 17 - The Centre on Tuesday announced that 2000 MW Subansiri Lower HydroelectricProject allotted to National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and currently under construction is scheduled for commissioning in 2023-24.
In a Lok Sabha reply, Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh said that at least 11 projects of 1181 MW have been dropped after Basin studies in Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Pradesh Government is reviewing the progress of all the projects and allotment of the projects, where no progress has been made by the developers, is being terminated. As on date, allotment of 16 projects of total capacity of over 4000 MW has been terminated. Hydropower projects have long gestation period as processes like land acquisition, resettlement & rehabilitation, environmental and forest clearances etc take several years
Arunachal Pradesh Government had allotted 103 hydropower projects of above 25 MW capacity to various developers of which 92 hydropower projects were allotted to the private sector. Of the 103 projects, two projects of 515 MW allotted to NEEPCO, a CPSU, have been commissioned. At least two out of four units of 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project of NEEPCO has also been commissioned and the remaining two units are due for commissioning in early part of next financial year.
Of the 92 private sector projects, construction of Gongri HE project (144 MW) has started but, presently, it is stalled due to financial issues of the developer and the allotment has subsequently been terminated by Arunachal Pradesh Government.