HP govt to sign pacts for 5 hydro power projects: CM

The State government is making best possible efforts to boost investment in hydro power sector as this sector is not only engine of growth but also has immense potential to provide employment, said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Speaking at a meeting to discuss the investment and progress in the hydro power projects in the state, he said efforts are on to expedite the pace of execution of power projects in the state which had slowed down during the last few years.

According to the CM, proper memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be signed for five hydro power projects most likely in the month of August, this year, which have been allocated to the SJVNL. These include Luhri stage-1 (210 MW), Sunni Dam (382 MW), Dhola Sidh (66 MW), Luhri, stage-2 (172 MW) and Jangi Thopan (780 MW).

Thakur added that that these five hydro power projects have the potential of investment of Rs 15,000 crore and would provide employment to around 8,000 people. Keeping this in view, the government would ensure that execution of these projects is expedited and serious efforts are made to complete these.

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