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Govt clears 10 hydel project proposals by Himachalis

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government today allotted 15 self-identified mini and micro hydro-electric projects of below 3 MW capacity to eligible Himachali entrepreneurs. Besides, the government also decided to advertise 54 small and mini hydro-electric projects totalling 132 MWs, identified by HIMURJA.
The state cabinet also granted extension in time period of implementation agreement to 33 small hydro-electric projects and extension in completion to 23 others as one-time measure.

It was also decided to adopt revised criteria for evaluation of small hydro-electric projects from 1 MW to 5 MWs capacity to encourage entrepreneurship amongst the youth of the state. The government also approved increasing the authorized share capital of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd from Rs 370 crore to Rs 400 crores.

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