Govt says 43 hydro projects are under construction

Power Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha that 43 hydro-electric projects, with total generating capacity of 11,928 MW, are under construction.

Out of these 43 projects, 16 are stalled due to financial constraints and other reasons, he said.

According to Goyal, the total power generation capacity of the 16 projects is 5,163 MW and the anticipated completion cost of these projects would be Rs 52,306 crore while their original cost was Rs 27,027 crore

“As per the calculation made by the Central Electricity Authority, the annual loss of energy generation from these stalled projects is about 15,564 million units,” he replied to a query during Question Hour.

He also said a panel to monitor power projects, set up by the Ministry of Power, independently follows up and monitors the progress of the hydro projects.

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