Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that the state-owned Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Ltd (HPDCAPL) targets to generate 3,000 MW electricity through small and mini-hydropower projects by 2030.
The Chief Minister dedicated the Sumbachu Small Hydropower Project (SHP) at Zemithang village, 92 km from the district headquarters, to the people of the state.
Taking it to Twitter, he said, “Stand-alone hydropower projects are the best solution to power requirements for areas off the grid.”
Sharing pictures of the inaugural ceremony, Khandu wrote: “Dedicated one such project Sumbachu 3MW SHP to the people at Zemithang in Tawang district, developed by state-owned Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited.”
“I have directed the Hydro Power Department to carry a survey across the state where similar power generating stations can be built. We are committed to provide power supply to every village of the state,” he added.
It may be mentioned that the Sumbachu SHP is the first commissioned project by the state-owned HPDCAPL.
Meanwhile, Khandu also inaugurated a newly-established museum-cum-library at Gorzan Choeten in the Tawang district. It is one of the largest stupas in Asia.